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Three MSP Vehicles And Troopers Involved In Separate, Snowy Crashes

It Was A Wild Day On The Roads.

February 11, 2019 - 7:47 am

(WWJ) Michigan State Police troopers were involved in three separate crashes on the freeways Sunday.

In the most recent incident, a trooper was attending to an abandoned vehicle near Crooks road on southbound I-75 in Troy around 6:15 Sunday night when two separate SUV's collided with the officer's cruiser. Luckily. the officer was in the car when the accidents happened.

The officer was transported to a local hospital complaining of back and neck soreness, but no serious injury was reported. 

Around the same time Sunday night, another MSP cruiser was struck while the officer was outside the vehicle on M-10 in Detroit. The officer was uninjured

The third incident happened earlier Sunday morning when an MSP vehicle was involved in a collision with a suspected drunk driver on Southfield (M-39) near Schoolcraft.

In that case, a woman was left hospitalized after apparently slamming into both an Michigan Department of Transportation van and the Michigan State Police vehicle.

It happened at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when troopers were with MDOT Road Assistance responding to an abandoned vehicle blocking the right lane in the area of Southfield Freeway  and Schoolcraft Road.

While both the trooper and MDOT driver were sitting in their vehicles, a car traveling in the other direction struck the roadside van and pushed it into the MSP car.

Neither official was injured during the crash, but the at-fault driver was taken to the hospital. Police did not disclose the extent of her injuries.

Police say she is suspected of being intoxicated.