Prolonged Extrication for Florida Highway Patrol Trooper After I-95 Hit-and-Run

Fri January 21 2011 12:06 pm  http://www.floridacardinal.com/?p=522
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Broward County Sheriff Fire Rescue
Extrication operation for a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on I-95 (foxnews.com)

Florida Highway Patrol and Broward County Sheriff Fire/Rescue responded Friday morning to the southbound lanes of I-95 near Hallandale Beach Boulevard. A dump truck hit a car that was forced onto the shoulder and hit an FHP cruiser.


The dump truck driver fled the scene — driving away in the dump truck. Police are searching for a white 2000 Sterling dump truck with Florida license plate N8946R.

Firefighter/paramedics removed the roof of the trooper’s cruiser during extrication, and transferred the trooper to a backboard, and to a rescue ambulance.

Southbound I-95 was close during extrication operations. The northbound lanes were temporarily closed while the rescue ambulance oriented itself toward Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.


Aftermath of two wrecked cars, including FHP cruiser with roof removed, on I-95 (foxnews.com)