2 State Police Cruisers Struck In Separate Incidents; Troopers, Driver Hurt

WARREN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In two separate incidents Monday night, Massachusetts State Police cruisers were struck from behind—leaving two troopers and a woman in one of the cars hurt.

Luckily, none of the injuries resulting from the two crashes were life-threatening. The drivers in both crashes are now facing charges.

The first crash happened around 10:05 p.m. on Route 24 Northbound near Exit 17 in West Bridgewater. There, a trooper had pulled over a 20-year-old woman from Holbrook in a Lexus.

The trooper was outside his cruiser when a 42-year-old Weston man driving a Tesla struck that cruiser from behind.

State Police said the trooper injured himself while jumping over a guardrail to safety. He was treated at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton and released. The woman who the trooper pulled over in the first place, who received a warning for a motor vehicle violation, was also taken to Good Samaritan with minor injuries.

The Tesla driver, who was not injured, was charged with negligent operation.

The second crash happened around 11:04 p.m. on the Massachusetts Turnpike Eastbound in Warren. Two troopers were assisting a tow truck in dealing with a vehicle that had gone off the side of the road when a 30-year-old Brighton man drove his rented Subaru into both their cruisers.

One of those troopers was hit by his own cruiser after the impact from the Subaru. He was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester with several serious upper body injuries, and is expected to be on injured leave for several weeks. He was released from the hospital around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Subaru driver is charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and failure to take care in stopping.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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