Anyone can be hurt in an automobile accident at any time. Law enforcement officers, who have learned the best ways to avoid accidents, can be injured when offering assistance.
Earlier this month, Sgt. Patricia Ravine, 35, of the Davie Police department was struck and nearly lost her lifewhile she was rendering aid to the victims of a rollover crash on I-75.
Sgt. Ravine pulled her police cruiser over to the shoulder of the road to assist a driver who had been in a rollover crash. A Kia that swerved to miss the Ravine’s vehicle ended up striking the police officer, then went off the road and onto the shoulder.
Ravine’s husband, Shawn Ravine, who is also a police officer, thought the worst when he heard that his wife had been hit by a car. He has constantly been at his wife’s side since the accident.
Sgt. Ravine was airlifted from the scene of the accident to the hospital and was listed in stable condition. She was placed in the intensive care unit for observation.
The Fraternal Order of Police has set up a Go Fund Me page to assist the Ravines in preparing their home once Patricia Ravine is released from the hospital.