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State Police release photos of vehicle involved in trooper hit and run

Posted by Metro Desk  May 24, 2011 05:16 PM

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State Police say this picture shows the car just before it hit the trooper.

A state trooper on speed enforcement detail was struck by a car he was trying to flag down this morning in a highway tunnel in South Boston, and police are now seeking the hit-and-run driver, State Police said.

State Police this afternoon released surveillance photos of the vehicle and updated their description of it, saying it was a black two-door sedan with a light-colored interior and possibly dark-tinted headlights. Police said it appeared to be a two-door Honda Civic from the late 1990s or early 2000s but they were not sure.

The trooper was hit at 9:04 a.m. outside his cruiser on the ramp to Interstate 90 East from Interstate 93 North. He was taken to Boston Medical Center where he is being treated for serious injuries, State Police said in a statement.

State Police said two vehicles -- a white van and a white or silver mid-sized sedan -- may have been cut off by the fleeing car, and police are looking for the drivers of those cars to help them identify the hit-and-run driver.

The suspect vehicle may have minor damages such as dents and scuff marks on its right front bumper, fender, hood, and windshield, State Police said.


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Another view


Troopers continue to work to analyze and enhance the surveillance footage, while crime scene technicians are checking the trooper's uniform and gear to see if they contain physical evidence, the statement said.

State Police asked anyone with information to contact detectives at 508-820-2121.

Did you see the incident or take pictures? Contact Jenna Duncan at localnews@globe.com.

Originally published on the blog MetroDesk.

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