Trooper struck by car in hit-and-run crash in Hollywood

Authorities searching for driver of white BMW 6 Series

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Sanela Sabovic - Reporter

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was struck by car in a hit-and-run crash Saturday in Hollywood, authorities said.

Lt. Alvaro Feola, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said the trooper was hit by a white BMW 6 Series around 3:30 p.m. on Florida’s Turnpike near Hollywood Boulevard. Feola said the trooper was outside his patrol car at the time of the crash.

Authorities said the BMW, with a temporary tag, left the turnpike off the Hollywood Boulevard exit and did not stop to help the trooper.

Paramedics transported the trooper to Memorial Regional Hospital. His injuries were described as not life-threatening. Feola said he had cuts on his head.

Authorities shut down the Hollywood Boulevard exit (49B) and diverted traffic, causing traffic delays.


 

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