FHP trooper injured in crash near Orlando airport
Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.
ORLANDO — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was severely injured when a car crashed into his motorcycle on State Road 528 near Orlando International Airport.
FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes says the trooper had just finished a traffic stop and had returned to his motorcycle Thursday morning when he was struck from behind by a Hyundai. Montes says driver lost control and veered into the inside shoulder of the road where the motorcycle was parked.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the crash knocked down a light pole, which landed on the trooper.
Montes says the trooper was conscious when emergency crews arrived.