GOFUNDME Soars For NC Trooper Paralyzed In Charlotte High Speed Chase

CHARLOTTE – Late last month motorcycle Trooper Christopher Wooten was pursuing a suspect in a chase when he was hit by a truck and his spinal chord was severed, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. The outpouring of support for the Trooper includes a GoFundMe page set up and quickly raising over $10,000.

From the Charlotte Observer:

“A GoFundMe site has raised $12,650 in just five days for a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper who was paralyzed from his neck down when a truck hit his motorcycle during a pursuit.

Trooper Christopher Wooten was chasing a driver through the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Queen City Drive in west CharlotteĀ when the truck hit himĀ on July 22, The Charlotte Observer previously reported.

Dontay Kilgo, the 36-year-old driver Wooten was pursuing, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, felony flee to elude and reckless driving, among other offenses. […]”

Wooten even got a video message from wrestler Ric Flair. See that and more here, and if you’d like to donate to Trooper Wooten’s recovery click here.

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