State Trooper Struck on Route 128
The trooper was taken to the hospital and is now recovering. Woman from Needham arrested and charged with OUI, operating to endanger.
A Massachusetts State Trooper was hit by a car while working a contstruction detail Thursday night, according to WCVB.
According to reports, the trooper was taken into the hospital for treatment and did not have any serious injuries.
There is no word on whether the driver will be charged.
Below is the full release from the Mass State Police:
Last night, at 10:45 pm, a Massachusetts State Trooper was working a detail protecting a construction crew on Rt. 128 N, North of 109, in Dedham. The Trooper was inside his marked State Police cruiser and in the process of taking the road construction set up down when was his cruiser was struck in the left rear quarter by a passing SUV causing severe damage to the cruiser. The Trooper was transported by Fallon Ambulance to BI Hospital in Needham with neck and back injuries. The female operator of the SUV that hit him was arrested for 1) OUI alcohol, 2) Marked lanes violation, 3) Operating to endanger.
The female operator was identified as Lillian E. Vespa-Malkin, 46 years old from Needham, MA. She will be arraigned today at the Dedham District court.
The Trooper was treated at BI Hospital for injuries sustained as a result of this crash and has subsequently been released.