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2 injured when driver collides with highway patrol vehicle

It's an unfortunate truth that some drivers are reckless on the roads. They put themselves and others in danger by failing to pay attention, speeding, driving through red lights and committing other errors.

Mistakes can be particularly hazardous at intersections, like they were in this case out of Florida. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was left with injuries after they were hit while passing through an intersection.

According to the report, a 29-year-old man is now facing charges for colliding with the officer's vehicle. He had been traveling in the left-hand lane of Curley Road when he didn't slow or stop for a red light. This led to the direct collision with a highway patrol vehicle.

The front of the trooper's vehicle hit the other's rear, which forced the vehicle to spin and hit a concrete barrier. The officer was able to control their vehicle and brought it to a controlled stop in a nearby bicycle lane. Both people had to be taken to the hospital for injuries. The news reported that the 29-year-old driver was charged for driving under the influence.

This kind of crash isn't very uncommon. Drivers blow through red lights all the time. This is a good example of why it's dangerous and why drivers should not be intoxicated or distracted behind the wheel.

What should you do if you're hit at an intersection?

If you're hit while entering an intersection, attempt to bring your vehicle to a controlled stop. Then, call 911 and report on any injuries you see. Render aid if you can, or wait for help to arrive. You may wish to pursue a claim against the at-fault party after everyone is taken care of.

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