FHP car hit on Cape Coral Bridge while at the scene of separate crash

Writer: Matthew Seaver
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FHP car and truck that collided on the Cape Coral bridge on July 31, 2022. (Credit: Florida Highway Patrol)

Florida Highway Patrol says one of their patrol cars was involved in a crash while investigating another crash on the Cape Coral Bridge.

FHP said it was on the scene of a single-vehicle crash around 7 a.m. on Sunday, waiting for a tow truck to collect the vehicle involved when a pickup truck hit the back of the FHP car.

Troopers say the truck’s driver, a 50-year-old man from Cape Coral, veered from the right lane to avoid slowing traffic. After veering from behind traffic, troopers say the truck collided with the back of the FHP car that was then pushed into the car from the original crash.

FHP said the trooper inside his car was injured and transported to the hospital. They have since been released and is recovering at home as of Monday morning.

They say the driver of the car in the original single-vehicle crash had already been taken from the scene before the truck hit.

Troopers did not say if the driver of the truck was hurt or if the truck’s driver would face charges. They say the crash is still under investigation.

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