Injured KHP trooper back at work on full duty status
Updated On: May 21 2014 04:37:21 PM CDT
A Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper who was injured on the job last month is back to work. According to a Tweet from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Master Trooper Da'Von Brame is now back to work on a "full duty" capacity.
KHP extended their thanks to everyone for their support and remind drivers to move over for stopped vehicles.
A Kansas trooper is out of intensive care, and expected to recover after an accident on the turnpike outside of Wichita. A representative at Wesley says Master Trooper Da'von Brame has been upgraded to fair condition.
It happened in the northbound lanes of I-35 at mile post 50 at around 7:15 pm. Tuesday.
Fellow law enforcement officials say Brame was pulled over inspecting a semi when his vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup.
The force of the impact pushed the trooper's car into the back of the semi, then spun it around until it faced the opposite direction.
"It is amazing that he is came out of this as well as he did seeing the damage that was sustained," said Kansas Highway Patrol Captain Joe Bott.
Brame was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. He remains hospitalized in critical condition. The driver of the pick up suffered minor injuries.
A special investigation team was called in to look into what caused the crash.
Law enforcement says the crash should be a reminder to all drivers to slow down, and follow the Move Over law in Kansas. That law requires drivers to move over to the left lane when they see emergency responders or construction workers on the road.
"Most of us have had our hats sucked off by a vehicle passing by us," said Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Gary Warner. "I have been close enough where I have almost felt the vehicle go past me."