FHP trooper seriously injured in I-95 crash

Posted at 11:04 AM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 05:57:54-04

A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 Sunday morning in Lantana seriously injured a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

At 10:27 a.m., a Honda Accord was traveling northbound on I-95 in the inside lane.

At the same time, a Ford Focus was traveling northbound on I-95 in the lane to the right of the Accord.

The Florida Highway Patrol vehicle was stopped northbound in the inside median lane. The trooper, identified as Andy Ong, 51, of Lake Worth was standing near the rear of his car operating a laser for speed enforcement.

An FHP report said the driver of Accord changed lanes and struck the left side of the Focus. The driver of the Focus lost control and rotated to the inside median lane and struck Ong and the rear of his FHP car.

Ong suffered serious injuries and was transported to Delray Medical Center.

The two other drivers involved in the wreck were taken to JFK Medical Center with minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.