BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - A Boca Raton man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper.
Rescuers needed to use the 'Jaws of Life' to free the trooper from his vehicle.
According to investigators, the trooper, Theodore Menner, was in a marked cruiser and parked southbound in the inside emergency lane on I-95 at Hallandale Beach Boulevard.
Roberto Carmona-Pena of Boca Raton was in a dump truck in the left center lane and drifted into the right side of a Toyota Camry driven by Ryan Burns of Hollywood, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The Camry tried to avoid the collision and struck the rear of the patrol car.
Investigators say Carmona-Pena, who was driving a 2000 white Sterling dump truck, fled the scene.
He was later stopped in Miami-Dade County.
He faces a charge of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and property damage.
Trooper Menner was conducting a crash investigation and that's why he was stopped on the interstate. He's listed in serious condition.
Burns received minor injuries.
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