Mass. state trooper injured after getting hit by vehicle during Route 3 traffic stop

The trooper was “conscious and alert” and was taken to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, police said.

A Massachusetts state trooper was injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a passing vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Route 3 South, according to state police.

The trooper, who was out of his cruiser at the time of the incident, was “conscious and alert” at the scene near the Billerica-Chelmsford line, police said on Twitter. He was transported to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Police have not publicly identified the trooper, other than to say he was assigned to the agency’s Concord Barracks, or released more information about his condition. The driver of the involved vehicle stopped after the collision, police said.

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Update: The trooper remained at Lahey late Thursday afternoon in “stable condition with serious injuries,” police said on Twitter shortly after 4 p.m. The trooper is a 33-year veteran of the agency, and the incident was under investigation, according to police.