Fla. Trooper Victim of Dump Truck Hit-and-Run


Police are searching for the driver of a dump truck that was involved in an Interstate 95 crash that sent a Florida Highway Patrol trooper to a hospital Friday morning.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Sgt. Mark Wysocky, of the FHP, said a dump truck hit a car that ran off the road and hit the FHP cruiser, which was pulled over to conduct a crash investigation.

Police are searching for a white 2000 Sterling dump truck with Florida license plate No. N8946R.

From Sky 10 overhead, rescuers could be seen removing the roof from the FHP trooper's cruiser as they tried to extract him from the damaged car. Firefighters put the trooper on a backboard and wheeled him to an ambulance.

A second damaged vehicle also was visible at the scene. Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue transported a person from that vehicle to a hospital.

Southbound I-95 was closed as the rescue continued, but it has since reopened. All northbound lanes were closed briefly so the ambulance could exit the interstate, go under the highway and re-enter I-95 in the northbound lanes and travel unobstructed to Memorial Regional Hospital of Hollywood.

Police said the trooper's injuries were not life-threatening.

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