BOSTON (CBS) – A Florida Highway Patrol officer with Massachusetts ties is in critical condition after being hit by a car while performing speed enforcement.
Trooper Carlos Rosario, a 12-year-veteran who was previously a correctional officer at a Massachusetts prison, was nearly killed Friday when he was hit around 9:30 a.m. on the Dolphin Expressway.READ MORE: 9,909 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last 2 Weeks
CBS Miami reports that Rosario was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries.
“He’s got major injuries to his, mostly his orthopedic injuries, a lot to his face, spine and extremities,” said Dr. Carl Schulman of Jackson Memorial Hospital.
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Rosario was standing in the emergency lane and wearing a safety vest when a car lost control, spun out and hit him, police said.
The driver involved stayed on scene.
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An online fundraising page for Rosario has raised over $30,000 as of Saturday afternoon.