Trooper hurt after car strikes ambulance at crash scene

The Michigan State Police trooper was thrown from the rig while interviewing a driver from a prior collision


Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

DETROIT — A Michigan State Police trooper was hurt after a car crashed into an ambulance he was in on Insterstate 96 during Saturday's snowstorm.

The officer was responding to a crash that happened at 10:05 a.m. at westbound I-96 and Outer Drive.

A Michigan State Police trooper was thrown from a Detroit Fire Department ambulance when it was hit by a car at the scene of a prior crash. (Photo/City of Detroit Fire Department Facebook)
A Michigan State Police trooper was thrown from a Detroit Fire Department ambulance when it was hit by a car at the scene of a prior crash. (Photo/City of Detroit Fire Department Facebook)

While the officer was inside of the EMS unit interviewing the driver, another vehicle lost control and struck the back of the ambulance. The officer was thrown from the impact of the crash and hit his face inside of the rig, Michigan State Police said.

"He complained of pain to his nose, but did not require any medical treatment," MSP tweeted. "Another (Detroit Fire Department) EMS unit arrived and transported the initial patient to the hospital."

Both Detroit emergency medical technicians in the ambulance at the time of the crash stated they did not have any injuries.

Police said the driver at fault was issued a citation for not having a driver's license, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving too fast for road conditions.

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