Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision last night that critically injured a Road Ranger patrolman.

The Road Ranger Service Patrol provides traffic incident management response services and limited no-cost highway assistance to motorists to improve highway safety for emergency responders and the motoring public.

According to the news release, at approximately 9:49 pm, a Road Ranger was on the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer southbound on Interstate 95 at mile marker 107 in Martin County.

The Road Ranger had positioned his vehicle in the left lane to set up a lane closure and as he attempted to set up the lane closure; his vehicle was struck by another vehicle.

The Road Ranger suffered severe injuries due to the crash and was transported to Lawnwood Medical Center, where he remains in critical but stable condition.

The FHP did not release the names of the drivers or the Road Ranger.

This is an update of a breaking news story and will be updated if additional details are released.


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