Minor injuries reported after state police cruiser hit on Route 8

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Credit: State Police

WATERBURY–A state police trooper suffered minor injuries after a crash on Monday.

Around 5:20 p.m. the trooper had pulled someone over into the gore on Route 8 southbound near exit 34, in the Waterbury area, to conduct a motor vehicle stop when he was rear-ended.

cruiser struck route 8Minor injuries were reported and the trooper was brought to the hospital for evaluation. It’s not clear if anyone else was hurt.

There’s also no word yet what caused the crash, or if the driver was cited for any infractions. In Connecticut, it is required that drivers move over and slow down when they see emergency vehicles with their lights ignited on the side of the road.

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