Published: Sep 16, 2010 4:14 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 16, 2010 1:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured when a vehicle hit his motorcycle during a traffic stop near Tampa.

FHP reports that Trooper James Goethe had pulled over a car on Interstate 4 Wednesday morning when a truck hit the car and sent it into the trooper's motorcycle. Goethe was injured when he was knocked to the ground.

Goethe was taken to a Tampa hospital in stable condition. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.