A Road Ranger who stopped on Interstate 95 Sunday morning to help a stranded driver was seriously injured when an out-of-control car slammed into him.
The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Northwest 103rd Street.
Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Sanchez said troopers were in the area handling several accidents because of bad weather.
The ranger, a member of the crews that offer free roadside assistance on South Florida highways, was assisting the troopers when he was hit by a red Honda, driven by Shelton Joseph. Sanchez said Joseph was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
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He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center with life threatening injuries, but was recovering Sunday.