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Former US Congressman crashes into State Trooper in Florida


A former US Congressman is reportedly responsible for the injuries to a Florida Highway Patrol man following a vehicle crash near Naples.

Madison Cawthorne, who previously served in the US House of Representatives on behalf of North Carolina, was filmed in the aftermath of a crash.

“On April 15, 2024, at 16:30 hours, an FHP State Trooper vehicle was rear-ended on Interstate 75, at mile marker 60, in a construction zone, in Collier County, by a 2021 Mercedes, driven by a 28-year-old male of Cape Coral,” FHP Spokesman Greg Bueno said in a statement.

FHP reports that the trooper was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The incident, which was filmed and posted to TikTok, is one of many stains on the reputation of a controversial former lawmaker known for poor judgement calls.

“I was driving on I-75 South towards Miami in the left lane and this black tinted sports car was tailgating me relentlessly,” a TikTok user reported after posting the video. I accelerated ahead and moved to the right lane in front of a tractor trailer to let the black sports car by. 5 mins later the highway comes to a complete stop, I swerve to the side so no one rear ends me and slow to a halt.”

“Suddenly the car door opens and a man in a wheelchair rolls out,” she continued. “At the same moment I have to navigate around his car and I look ahead to see the officer exiting from his rear ended vehicle holding his neck in the left lane as well. I pulled over to the right shoulder lane and stopped to ask if everyone was ok and to offer assistance. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It occured to me that former CONGRESSMAN CAWTHORNE from NC was the black CAR that stormed by me in an angry road rage tantrum. I spoke to the cop to see if he was ok as he was quite stunned & kept reaching for his neck. He said he was ok, asked if I was a witness, (I wasn’t, I must have been 30 seconds behind) and I gave them water as i didnt know what else to do after he thanked me for stopping. As I drove away & replayed the surreal scene in my head I realized it was the same car who was erratically & aggressively driving. Unbelievably scary.”

In 2022, Cawthorn was stopped at the Charlotte airport for carrying a loaded gun. In the same year, he was charged with driving with a revoked license for the second time since 2017.

Prior to the revocation of his license, Cawthorne was known for reckless driving and racking up several big tickets.

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