A state trooper was injured Wednesday when a car swerved off the highway in New Britain and struck his parked patrol car, state police said.
Trooper Nathan Filippone, 23, was taken to New Britain Hospital to be treated for head, neck and back injuries, police said. The driver of the other car, Rachel E. Abrams, 22, of Commack, N.Y., was not injured.
According to the state police, the crash happened about 4:10 p.m., when Filippone was parked at the turnaround on Route 9 North, just north of the Exit 30 on-ramp. Abrams was driving her 2005 Chrysler Sebring north, in the left lane, when she “swerved” to the left, went off the road and continued traveling on the snow-covered shoulder.
The car went onto the center median embankment, and she “continued along the embankment, towards the turnaround,” striking the passenger side of Filippone’s cruiser, state police said. They said they don’t know why she went off the road.
Abrams was given at ticket for failing to maintain established lane, police said.
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