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State trooper struck while investigating a crash on I-480 westbound near Warrensville Center Road

Posted: 6:42 AM, Mar 19, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-19 06:55:02-04
An Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser was struck on I-480 westbound.
An Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser was struck on I-480 westbound.

CLEVELAND — A trooper from the Ohio State Highway Patrol was struck on I-480 while investigating a crash Wednesday night.

A state trooper was parked off to the left side of I-480 near Warrensville Center Road at around 10:50 p.m. obtaining a statement from a driver of a crash.

A Dodge Dakota, traveling westbound, went off the left side of the road and struck a patrol car from behind.

The trooper sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center. The driver who was providing a statement from the original crash was also in the patrol car at the time. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Hillcrest Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Dakota was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigaton.