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FHP trooper hit by car while working crash on I-95 in Martin County

Posted at 5:21 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 17:24:30-05

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is in the hospital after getting hit by a car while working a crash scene on I-95 in Martin County Monday morning.

FHP identified him as Trooper Mithil V. Patel, 31, of Fort Pierce.

FHP says it appears a gray car was rear-ended, lost control, spun out, then slammed into the trooper near Exit 96, Bridge Road in Hobe Sound.

That trooper was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The interstate was shut down periodically throughout the morning as investigators took pictures and measurements of the scene.

This was the second crash to shut down I-95 in that area Monday morning.

Dense fog was a big problem on the morning commute, but it's unclear if weather played a role in these crashes.