Michigan State trooper hit during traffic stop in Warren

MSP officer struck on Interstate 696 at Van Dyke in Warren

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:06:47 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 01 2013 06:09:14 PM EST
WARREN, Mich. -

A Michigan State Trooper was raced to the hospital Tuesday morning after being hit along Interstate 696 at Van Dyke in Warren.

The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. after the officer pulled over a driver for speeding.

After the officer had pulled over the driver, he realized the suspect had a suspended license and placed him in the front seat of his cruiser.

That's when a taxi, which was traveling about 70 mile per hour, swerved and hit the back of the cruiser.

The officer, the suspect in his front seat, the taxi driver and the taxi driver's passenger were all hurt. The extent of their injuries have not been made available.

"He's doing fine," said Lt. Michael Shaw. "He's got some pretty god bumps and bruises, minor lacerations to his back and underneath on his legs. But other than that he is doing well."

The police officer involved in the accident has been struck 10 times in his 20 year career - the latest incident was last month.

IMAGES: Michigan State Trooper hit on highway in Warren

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:08:56 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 01 2013 06:09:01 PM EST

An accident on east bound I-696 Tuesday morning has shut the highway down at Van Dyke in Warren. The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. when a Michigan State Trooper was hit by a car while trying to arrest a possible drunk driver.

1 / 12