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Florida Highway Patrol trooper recovering after being hit by car

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(PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL)– A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after he was struck by a “possibly intoxicated” driver.

The incident occurred in the northbound lanes of the Turnpike near the Atlantic Avenue exit just after 8:00 a.m.

The trooper was sitting in his cruiser on the right emergency shoulder when the woman veered into the right shoulder and rear-ended the trooper’s vehicle.

Both the trooper and the other driver were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities are still investigating the crash but say that they believe the woman was “possibly intoxicated.”