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Trooper injured when hit during traffic stop

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a trooper was hurt during a traffic stop when his patrol car was struck from behind by a driver who had a medical emergency.

The accident happened about 6:45 Friday morning between exits 23 and 24 on the southbound side of the New York State Thruway in Albany. Trooper George Varghese had pulled a vehicle over when he saw a pick-up truck approaching from behind.

Varghese got back into his marked Tahoe SUV and the vehicle was hit by the truck driven by 58-year-old Stephen Milan of Middle Grove. Milan continued, driving off the right shoulder several times before hitting a guard rail and stopping.

Varghese was treated for back and neck pain and released from a hospital. Milan was treated for diabetic shock and released.

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