Three separate car crashes in the last day sent three State Police troopers to the hospital, State Police said.
The most serious injuries were suffered by a trooper whose cruiser rolled over today just before 8 a.m. on Interstate 290 in Worcester. The trooper, whose name has not been released, is being treated at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.
The trooper was driving west near Exit 22 when his vehicle flipped. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.
About 8 p.m. last night, Trooper Patrick McGowan was involved in a crash with a 2004 Acura on Route 1 south in Wrentham. McGowan was treated at Norwood Hospital and later released, police said.
Twenty minutes later, Trooper John Duggan was struck head-on by a Nissan Pathfinder on Interstate 495 south in Raynham, police said. The sport utility vehicle was traveling north when it crossed the center line and struck Duggan's cruiser, police said.
Duggan had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton with minor injuries and later released, a hospital official said.
State Police are investigating all three crashes.
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