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HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was hit by a car while pushing another man out of danger along Interstate 95 near West Palm Beach. He is recovering in a hospital.

Rony Bottex says he “would be gone” if it wasn’t for Trooper Mithil Patel’s actions Monday morning. The trooper was investigating a crash involving Bottex’s car when a second crash caused another driver to lose control. Patel pushed Bottex to safety before being thrown in the air by the spinning car. A WPEC TV crew that had shown up to cover the first crash captured the second.

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Bottex survived with just an injured knee, and says Patel saved his life.

The station says Patel is in good condition at a hospital.

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