Florida Highway Patrol trooper crashes into a big-rig

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A Florida Highway Patrol officer was injured in Gainesville on northbound Interstate 75 the other morning.  The officer somehow hit a guardrail and wedged his patrol car under a big rig.  The big rig, in turn, crashed into an SUV hauling a trailer. 

 

The accident stopped traffic for several hours when it blocked two lanes.  The officer, was taken to a local hospital by emergency medical services with serious injuries.  The officer was responding to another call when his accident occurred.

 

The accident is under investigation to see what caused him to hit a guardrail.