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Two are hurt in Fall River after car hits cruiser Police say driver, 23, lost control

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Published on May 12, 2011 in The Boston Globe, page B3

A car slammed into the back of a state trooper’s parked cruiser at a construction site on Route 79 in Fall River yesterday, sending both the car’s driver 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, officials said. The Dighton man, 23, lost control, hit a Toyota Prius, and continued into a barrel and sign at the construction site before he struck the cruiser, the officials said.

The trooper was parked under the Brightman Bridge when his cruiser was rammed, State Police said. The trooper, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries and was treated at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and released yesterday afternoon. State Police said they anticipate he will be on injured leave briefly.

The operator of the vehicle was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. No information was released on his condition.

The driver has not been cited. The crash is being investigated and may result in charges against the driver, State Police said.

About a dozen similar incidents have happened in the past year, officials said.

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May 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

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