State trooper forced off road hospitalized with minor injuries
LIVINGSTON, N.Y. – A state trooper was taken to Albany Medical Center after his cruiser was forced off the road Thursday.
According to Livingston State Police, the accident occurred at 3:08 p.m. when the trooper was forced to swerve to avoid a car that turned in his path. His vehicle then flipped on its side in the process of avoiding the car.
Witnesses at the scene gave police a description of the other car, which was found a short time later. The suspect, a 76-year-old female from Pennsylvania visiting relatives, was corporative.
She admitted to attempting to turn onto Maple Lane off Route 9, when she turned in early and the Police car swerved to avoid her.
She will be ticketed for failure to keep right and leaving the scene of an accident.
The trooper only had minor contusions and abrasions, nothing life-threatening.
State Police have not released the names of the trooper or the female suspect.