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Massachusetts trooper injured after semi strikes cruiser

Massachusetts trooper injured after semi strikes cruiser
This Massachusetts State Police vehicle was totaled after the 18-wheeler shown above plowed into the back of it. A state trooper was seriously injured. (Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police)

WESTON, Mass. — A truck driver, who authorities say was asleep at the wheel, plowed into a parked Massachusetts State Police (MSP) vehicle just before midnight on Sept. 28, seriously injuring a trooper.

The wreck happened on Interstate 95 south near the Massachusetts Turnpike intersection in Weston, Massachusetts.

The trooper was parked on the interstate with his vehicle lights flashing in order to alert oncoming traffic about a crew trimming trees. The trooper was not named by state police. MSP described his injuries as “serious.”

The truck driver was identified only as a Canadian man, 27. He is being charged with negligent operation, failure to move over and a marked lanes violation.

 

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7 Comments

Truck driver should go to jail. I am sure he career driving is over. So much for hours of service and sleep. Lesson here, when fatigue, pull over at a safe approved location and sleep. Plan your load especially in this area since there are not many places to park.

Where are there safe parking places for truckers especially on the east coast? There are none. Weigh stations are off limits to trucks except when opened. Driver won’t be pulled out of service because he’s from Canada. As for his career being over he’ll just drive in Canada.

Why should he go to jail????? why were they trimming trees at midnight? that s very stupid and reckless,and when in hell are thry going to make it illegal for troopers to park on the shoulder just bc they want to? tree trimming MUST be done at daightlight hours,and troopers must not be allowed to park on shoulders,this could have easily being prevented,trooper was stupid,no hero in any one’s book….only an stupid person would put himself at risk by parking on a shoulder,at midnight…why!?!?!? to trim trees’ branches…
This is beyond stupid,the trucker is not the only one to blame,trooper bears some responsability,maybe now he learned his lesson and his brain will work next time.

Your right on all accounts
Maybe next time you could be there so while sleeping the driver could hit your car instead of the troopers car
Now you see how stupid your comment sounds
Think before you coment
Getting 5 seconds of info seems to make every one a expert till I have all the info I will wait to form a opinion

Not any driver should drive in his condition. Different people get exhausted indifferent ways. Only the driver himself can judge his condition.. His bad judgment alone was the cause of this accident. I do wish him and his family well.

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