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Florida Highway Patrol trooper avoids crash that strikes patrol car

Wreck occurs on Florida's Turnpike in Martin County
A crash on Florida's Turnpike Wednesday morning struck a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper's patrol car.
Posted at 3:47 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 17:54:10-05

PALM CITY, Fla. — A crash on Florida's Turnpike Wednesday morning struck a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper's patrol car.

The crash in the northbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike happened at 10:41 a.m. Martin Downs Boulevard in Martin County.

A tractor trailer hit a box truck, pushing it toward the right shoulder where it struck a patrol car that was stopped.

The Trooper was outside of the vehicle at the time of the crash and was able to avoid the collision.

There were no injuries reported. All lanes were blocked at the time, but have since been cleared.