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Florida Highway Patrol trooper hospitalized after rear-ending pickup truck on Interstate 95 in Lantana

Trooper conducting speed enforcement when crash happened Thursday morning, FHP says
Interstate 95 Lantana Road exit sign
Posted at 10:09 AM, Jun 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-22 14:16:26-04

LANTANA, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after rear-ending a pickup truck on Interstate 95 in Lantana, authorities said.

According to a crash report from the FHP, the 25-year-old trooper in a marked Dodge Charger was conducting speed enforcement in the northbound lanes of I-95, south of Lantana Road, just before 8 a.m.

The trooper spotted a driver speeding and tried to pull the vehicle over.

However, traffic suddenly slowed down ahead of the trooper, and he couldn't slow down in time and rear-ended a car in front of him, a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by a 38-year-old man.

The pickup truck then crashed into a vehicle in front of it, a Ford transit van driven by a 39-year-old man.

The trooper and driver of the Dodge Ram were taken to HCA Florida JFK Hospital with minor injuries, while the driver of the Ford transit van wasn't hurt.