Trooper Struck by Car Can Now ‘Stand for Brief Periods of Time’

Adolfo Lopez-Alcedo

(WBTV) – A North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper who was severely injured while investigating a crash scene on July 4 is making milestones in his recovery process.

Trooper Adolfo Lopez-Alcedo was near the scene where five people were killed in a wreck the night before when a car struck him the morning of July 4 on the outer loop of Interstate 485 at West W.T. Harris Boulevard. The trooper was taken to the hospital in “very critical condition.”

Just over a month later, Trooper Lopez-Alcedo can now stand for brief periods of time and has feeling in his extremities, according to Trooper Ray Pierce, with the NC Highway Patrol. CONTINUE