- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

RUFFSDALE, Pa. (AP) - A state police spokesman says a trooper was seriously injured when a car rear-ended a sport-utility vehicle, which then struck the trooper who was clearing debris from a southwestern Pennsylvania highway.

Trooper Steve Limani is not releasing the name of the injured trooper, who is stationed at the Greensburg barracks. The injured trooper was walking along U.S. Route 119 in East Huntingdon Township removing wooden pallets from the road when he was struck about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a 69-year-old man couldn’t stop fast enough when two cars stopped in front of him. The driver veered right and rear-ended the SUV, sending it into the trooper.

Limani says the trooper was being treated in a Pittsburgh hospital for leg fractures, a fractured pelvis, a large cut to his head and another head injury.

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