VIDEO: Tampa Man Credited With Saving Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Pinned Under Car

By  //  July 3, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO:  A Tampa man is credited with saving a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was pinned underneath a car.

TAMPA, FLORIDA (FOX 13 TAMPA) – He was able to safely get the car to the side of the road. Franklin says that’s when the driver awoke in a panic.

“He didn’t know where he was at, so he tried to put the car into a gear, and so he’s fumbling with the car,” said Franklin.

He jumped out of the car, and behind them was a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Jack Hypes.

“He starts walking up towards me, to assist and assess the situation,” explained Franklin.

“As he does that, the driver mistakenly puts the car in reverse and hits the officer.”  Hypes was pinned under the vehicle.

“Adrenaline was racing,” said Franklin of his reaction to the situation. “Your heart, you know, is going a million miles an hour, and all you’re thinking about at that time is this, this needs to end well.”

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