W MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured when his patrol car was involved in a three vehicle accident on the Florida Turnpike Extension.

The accident happened in the northbound lanes between SR 836 and NW 41st Street.

Chopper4 over the scene spotted the trooper wearing a neck brace lying on a backboard with paramedics attending to him. A second person, on a gurney, was placed into a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue vehicle.

The accident scene forced the closure of three lanes, which snarled traffic for miles.  Traffic was detoured onto the shoulder to get by.

The FHP has not released the name of the injured trooper or what caused the accident.

Comments (5)
  1. Tony Sporano says:

    FHP was probably speeding since they are above the law.

  2. Phil Landers says:

    SW Miami on the TPK extension? Say it ain’t so! Didn’t a Dade cop run into the back of a truck for no apparent reason at 2am near/just south of there about a month ago? Whatever happened to that situation?

  3. Troop says:

    Was the trooper killed? It would be no loss to the community, but a public service.

    1. Mike says:

      Wow…you truly are a piece of human garbage.

  4. Aloysious Farquart says:

    “The first thing we must recognize is that crashes are not accidents.”
    -Ricardo Martinez, M.D., NHTSA Administrator, 1997

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