Trooper out of hospital after Oct. 1 crash on I-95
LANTANA — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper injured in a crash last month on Interstate 95 in Lantana has been released from the hospital, a spokesman for FHP said.
Trooper Andy Ong was released Friday from Delray Medical Center, Sgt. Mark Wysocky said. Ong, 51, is still recovering from serious injuries from the Oct. 1 crash and a GoFundMe online fundraising page has been created to help pay for his expenses.
On the day of the injury, the trooper was standing on the shoulder of the highway near the rear of his patrol vehicle, pointing a speed-measuring device, when the driver of a Honda Accord heading north near Hypoluxo Road changed WANT TO HELP?
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lanes and hit a Ford Focus.
The driver of the Ford lost control and slammed into Ong and his patrol car.
The driver of the Honda, 31-year-old Aliz Beauplan, of Boynton Beach, and the driver of the Ford, 27-year-old Amanda Winnegar, of Palm Springs, were taken to JFK Medical Center in Atlantis with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation and no charges have filed, Wysocky said.