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Trooper, driver injured in Fall River crash

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Published May 11, 2011 in The Boston Globe MetroDesk Blog

A car rear-ended a state trooper’s parked cruiser at a construction site on Route 79 in Fall River this morning, sending both the driver of the car and the trooper to the hospital, State Police said.

The driver of a 1993 Buick Regal apparently suffered a medical incident before the 11:07 a.m. crash, State Police said in a statement. The 23-year-old Dighton man lost control and hit a Toyota Prius, continuing into a barrel and sign at the construction site before striking the trooper’s cruiser.

The trooper was parked under the Brightman Bridge when his cruiser was rammed, State Police said in a statement. Though the officer was wearing a seat belt, he sustained minor injuries during the crash and was treated at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and released this afternoon.

The operator of the vehicle that struck the cruiser was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital after the incident, and is still at the hospital. No information was released on his condition.

The driver has not been cited for any violations. The crash is being investigated by the State Police and State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and charges may be brought against the driver, State Police said.

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Written by jdunccc

May 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

Posted in MetroDesk Blog, The Boston Globe

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