CHICAGO (CBS) — Over 1,000 people have donated to help an Illinois State Police trooper who is in coma after he was hit responding to an accident.
Illinois state trooper Brian Frank was on his way home to see his wife last week. He stopped to assist with an accident on I-55 near Route 30 in Joliet, when a black Cadillac with a 20-year-old behind the wheel slammed into the back of Brian’s car.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
He was taken to the hospital in a helicopter. Frank’s wife Lauren said he had surgery for a brain injury. He’s in a coma and more surgeries are expected.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family while he recovers. Over $63,000 have been raised so far.READ MORE: Northwestern Alums Create 'The Seeker,' A Highly Accurate Football Thrower They Call A Robotic QB
ISP said the driver who hit Brian failed to move over for an emergency vehicle.MORE NEWS: Cariacature Artist, Substitute Teacher Says She Keeps Trying To Reach Illinois Unemployment Office -- Only To Have Calls Dropped
So far this year, 10 ISP squad cars have been hit by drivers who have disobeyed the move over law.