Miami-Dade County

Road Ranger injured by out-of-control car on I-95

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.

He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center with life threatening injuries, but was recovering Sunday.