BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 44-year-old male Florida Highway Patrol Trooper from Gainesville sustained minor injuries today when his patrol car hit a pickup truck with a trailer that improperly made a U-turn in front of him.
According to a release from Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck driven by a 69-year-old man from Houma, Louisiana was towing a trailer eastbound in the inside lane of NW 39th Avenue at 1:11 p.m. today when the driver attempted a U-turn at NW 91st Street. The front of the patrol car collided with the left side of the pickup truck and rotated. The driver of the pickup truck was cited for violating the right-of-way. No injuries were reported from the driver or passenger of the pickup truck. The Trooper sustained minor injuries.