Florida Highway Patrol car struck by tow truck

FHP car sideswiped by tow truck

The crash happened when the trooper was parked stationary in the westbound emergency lane of I-75 in Alligator Alley at the 98 mile marker. A flatbed tow truck was traveling west in the right lane. The tow truck veered into the emergency lane, resulting in the right side of the tow truck sideswiping the entire left side of the FHP patrol car. After impact, the tow truck continued west, uprooting a large portion of the guardrail. The trooper was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The incident is still under investigation. FHP said the tow truck driver, from Southwest Transport, was likely asleep at the wheel. But the driver did not have any injuries. “If were performing a duty to the public,” said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Bueno, “all we’re asking the public to do is simply either move over certainly be 100% focused behind the wheel and of course, don’t hit us when we’re trying to hold other drivers accountable for violating the law.”

7/8/19

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