ALMOND — A New York State Trooper was sent to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries after his state vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor trailer, according to the New York State Police.
Police said the Trooper was stopped along I-86 east bound lane in the Town of Almond to offer traffic control for a disabled camper at 7:25 a.m., Monday.
The Troop car had its emergency light activated and was on the shoulder of the roadway providing traffic control for the disabled camper. A Western Star tractor trailer car hauler traveling east bound failed to observe the Troop car and struck the rear side of the car with the rear passenger side of the trailer. The tractor trailer came to rest in the median of I-86. The Trooper was in the vehicle when the collision occurred and was transported to Jones Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the tractor trailer was issued multiple traffic tickets including failure to move over for emergency vehicles. NYSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit assisted and put the tractor trailer out of service.