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Two State Troopers Escape Serious Injuries In Two Crashes On Route 128

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The driver was taken to the hospital after crashing into the cruiser (Photo by Mark Parkinson)

The driver was taken to the hospital after crashing into the cruiser (Photo by Mark Parkinson)

WALTHAM (CBS) – A State Trooper is recovering from minor injuries after a driver crashed into his cruiser on Route 128 overnight.

It happened in a work zone on 128 south in Waltham near Route 20 just after 4 a.m.

The car slammed into the back of the cruiser, which had a police dog inside. It was not hurt.

The driver was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for treatment.

There’s no word yet on what caused the crash or if there will be charges.

trooper struck on rt128 edited 1 Two State Troopers Escape Serious Injuries In Two Crashes On Route 128

A trooper was struck on the elbow while making a traffic stop. (CBS)

The area was re-opened to traffic around 6 a.m.

In a second incident Tuesday morning, a State Trooper was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after he was struck in the elbow by a passing car on Route 128 southbound in Lynnfield.

The State Trooper was hit around 9:44 a.m. as he was conducting a traffic stop on the side of the road.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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