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USFlorida state trooper struck by car, thrown in air after pushing bystander out of way, stunning video shows

22:55  04 december  2018
22:55  04 december  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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A Florida state trooper was seriously injured after being struck and tossed in the air by a spinning, out - of -control car along a busy interstate Monday -- just seconds after the trooper pushed another man out of harm's way . The Florida Highway Patrol said Trooper Mithil Patel, 31

A Florida state trooper was seriously injured after being struck and tossed in the air by a spinning, out - of -control car along a busy interstate Monday © FoxNews.com Out - of -control car spins into a crash investigation on the side of the road. The Florida Highway Patrol said Trooper Mithil Patel, 31

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A Florida state trooper was seriously injured after being struck and tossed in the air by a spinning, out-of-control car along a busy interstate Monday -- just seconds after the trooper pushed another man out of harm's way.

Florida state trooper struck by car, thrown in air after pushing bystander out of way, stunning video shows© FoxNews.com Out-of-control car spins into a crash investigation on the side of the road.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Trooper Mithil Patel, 31, was standing on the side of Interstate 95 north of West Palm Beach as part of an accident investigation.

As Patel was on the side of the road a truck ran into the back of a black Audi in a nearby lane, sending the vehicle spinning out of control towards the trooper. Video of the terrifying incident was captured by CBS12, which was covering the original accident.

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A Florida state trooper has been seriously injured after he was struck by a car while investigating a scene on a busy highway. Trooper Mithil Patel was having a conversation with a witness on the shoulder of Interstate 95 near Hobe Sound, about 35 miles north of West Palm Beach

Highway Patrol Trooper Mithil Patel, 31, was speaking to Rony Bottex, 65, when he saw a car on scene spin out of control and was struck . Patel pushed Bottex out of the way of the moving vehicle, but was struck and thrown several feet into the air . Mithil Patel was in stable condition at St

Patel then pushed another man to the side before Patel was struck by the vehicle.

The man Patel pushed out of the way, Rony Bottex, told WPTV he hasn't stopped praying for the trooper who saved his life.

"If he wasn't there, if the officer wasn't there, I'd be dead," Bottex told the television station.

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Patel was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach and was reported to be in good condition, according to CBS12.

While authorities said the crash remains under investigation, they also stressed motorists should always remain cautious when first responders are tending to incidents on roadways.

"Please remember to #moveover or slow down for First Responders. Let’s all do our part in preventing a tragedy," the FHP's Troop 3 in Miami tweeted.

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