Florida Trooper With Massachusetts Ties Hit By Car, Seriously Injured

Posted March 19, 2017

A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was critically injured on Friday while performing speed enforcement duties in Miami-Dade county. He was later identified as Carlos Rosario, 37, a 12-year veteran of the FHP.

"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.

Hugo Olivares, 26, of Miami was driving westbound on the expressway on Friday when he lost control of his auto, which spun out and struck FHP Trooper Carlos Rosario, according to an agency press release.

"What we have to determine is why this person lost control of his vehicle to spin sideways and run into the patrol auto and the trooper", Wysocky said.

The driver of the vehicle that struck him stayed at the scene and was interviewed by investigators.

The trooper has serious injuries.

A Florida trooper with ties to MA was critically injured when he was hit by a vehicle Friday morning.