Michigan state trooper, pedestrian hospitalized after crash on I-75

Car strikes police trooper responding to incident on freeway in Detroit

The crash backed up traffic for hours.

DETROIT – A Michigan State Police trooper and a pedestrian have been hospitalized following a vehicle crash on I-75.

The crash occurred late Sunday afternoon in the northbound lanes of I-75 near Dearborn Street.

Investigators say a state trooper was responding to a report of a pedestrian on the freeway. The trooper had just arrived on scene and was stopped in the right lane with his emergency lights on.

Michigan State Police said as the trooper was about to get out of the vehicle, the patrol car was struck from behind.

The trooper complained about back pain and was taken to the hospital, officials said. The pedestrian was also hit and has a minor injury.

The driver of the car that struck the police trooper’s vehicle was reportedly not hurt.

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