Tractor trailer hits Mass. State Police cruiser, seriously injuring trooper

The trooper was inside his vehicle protecting a construction crew when he was struck

By Will Katcher

WESTON, Mass. — A tractor-trailer slammed into the back of a Massachusetts State Police cruiser just before midnight Tuesday, seriously injuring the trooper inside of the vehicle as he sat parked on Interstate 95 in Weston protecting a construction crew, state police said.

The unnamed male trooper, sitting in his cruiser on the southbound side of I-95, was seriously injured, but was alert and radioed for help himself, Dave Procopio, the state police’s media communications director, said.

The cruiser was unmarked, but had its emergency lights on when it was struck, he said.

After the crash, the tractor-trailer traveled past the cruiser and jackknifed on the highway, shutting down the entire southbound side of I-95 for a period of time, Procopio said.

The trooper was transported to a Boston hospital, he said.

The crash is being investigated by the state police’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, Procopio said.

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