State trooper, cruiser hit by car in New Bedford

The Massachusetts State Police Department shared this photo of the damaged police cruiser after it was struck by another vehicle.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a state trooper and their cruiser was hit by another car.

Police said shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 195, the officer was assisting at a prior crash when he was struck.

The agency said the officer was injured and sent to St. Luke’s Hospital. They said he has since been released.

Police said the driver of the vehicle that struck the trooper also sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized.

Police said the investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing and it is undetermined if the driver will face charges.

The identity of the trooper and other driver were not immediately released.

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