SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – A Michigan State Trooper is injured while assisting at the scene of an accident along a busy freeway Monday morning.

Authorities confirm that a trooper is hospitalized after his patrol car was hit while he was assisting drivers involved in a three-car accident on I-696 at Northwestern Hwy.

(courtesy MSP)

(courtesy MSP)

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Lt. Mike Shaw told WWJ Newsradio 950 the trooper was alert when he transported to a local hospital but had suffered serious injuries —including several broken ribs and a broken leg.

Eastbound I-696 was closed at the scene for an accident investigation.

 

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