MSP trooper injured in road rage hit-and-run on I-94 causing morning closure

Trooper in stable condition

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – The eastbound lanes of I-94 reopened Friday afternoon at Vernier Road after a morning closure due to a road rage hit-and-run that injured a Michigan State Police trooper.

All eastbound lanes of I-94 have reopened.

MSP said a GMC pickup truck was road raging with another vehicle and performed a brake check. The other vehicle swerved to avoid the braking truck and hit the motorcycle officer.

MSP trooper Ali Hammoud was injured in the crash.

The truck fled the scene.

Hammoud went down on the shoulder of the freeway and he was taken to St. John Hospital where he was listed in serious condition, but since has been upgraded to stable condition. State police Lt. Mike Shaw says the trooper has head, neck and shoulder injuries.

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The trooper was riding with a motorcycle unit headed to assist with the funeral for Sgt. Kenneth Steil.

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Hammoud is a four-year veteran of MSP and is asaigned to the Special Enforcement Section Motor Unit.

Motorists are being ramped off the free way onto Vernier Road. 

Police are seeking the pickup driver.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickonDetroit.com for traffic updates.

#Breaking: MSP trooper hit on I-94. UPDATE: Trooper has head, neck & back injuries. In serious condition.

Posted by Shawn Ley on Friday, September 23, 2016