FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Connecticut State Trooper suffered multiple severe injuries when his vehicle was involved in a collision on Sunday morning, multiple reports have confirmed.
According to a report from NBC 30, Trooper Gregory Sawicki was transported to Bridgeport Hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.
NBC reported that the trooper was helping another driver early on Sunday morning when his car was struck by a driver that deviated course from the roadway.
State Police issued a statement in which they confirmed that Trooper Sawicki’s cruiser was pulled over in the median on Interstate 95 northbound near Exit 22 in Fairfield with its lights activated to help a driver when a third vehicle traveling in the left lane veered into the shoulder and rear-ended the cruiser around 2:30 a.m.
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The trooper’s vehicle was then pushed forward into the original car.
The trooper and the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the cruiser both had to be extricated from their vehicles when more emergency crews responded to the scene. Both other drivers as well as a passenger from the original vehicle were taken to the medical center to be treated for their injuries.
The crash still remains under investigation. Law Enforcement Today will continue to bring you up to the date details as more information becomes available to the public.