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Thursday news conference canceled for trooper hit by car on I-95 in Boynton Beach

Posted at 3:26 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 17:56:53-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was hit by a car while working a crash on Interstate 95 earlier this week will be unable to attend a previously scheduled Thursday news conference.

Trooper Jeremy Medastin was scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m.

However, according to a written statement Wednesday evening from FHP Lt. Alvaro A. Feola, Medastin attended a foot doctor, and they stabilized his foot.

Medastin is still in pain, so the news conference will be delayed.

Feola said the injured trooper will "probably try to talk to the media next week" but did not offer a day or time.

According to the FHP, Medastin was walking to his patrol car around 6 p.m. Monday while on the inside shoulder of I-95 southbound near Woolbright Rd. in Boynton Beach.

FHP said a 2011 Toyota Prius, driven by 18-year-old James Carr, lost control on the wet highway, hydroplaned, and spun out toward Trooper Medastin. He tried to jump out of the way but was struck and suffered a broken ankle.


The Florida Highway Patrol said Medastin is still in pain and using crutches.

Carr was cited for driving too fast for conditions.