FHP trooper hospitalized after hit-and-run on Turnpike in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews took a Florida Highway Patrol trooper to the hospital after he was struck on the Florida Turnpike in Hollywood by a driver who fled the scene, officials said.

FHP and Hollywood Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash near the southbound exit ramp to Hollywood Boulevard, Saturday afternoon.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Memorial Regional Hospital as a trauma alert. His condition is unknown.

Saturday evening, FHP officials confirmed the victim is a trooper based out of West Palm Beach.

Saturday evening, 7News cameras captured troopers examining the victim’s cruiser as they searched for clues.

The collision caused traffic delays along the southbound lanes of the highway.

The exit ramp remained closed for hours as authorities investigated, but the rest of the southbound lanes stayed open.

Troopers are searching for a white 6 series BMW with a temporary tag and possible front-end damage. Officials said the driver exited on Hollywood Boulevard.

If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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