SPRINGFIELD – A Massachusetts State Police trooper was injured Friday afternoon when he was hit by a car as he was outside his cruiser on Union Street, a state police official said.
The trooper was rushed to Baystate Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were described as not life-threatening. State police announced Friday night he had been discharged from the hospital.
His name was not released. He is an 11-year-veteran assigned to the state police barracks in Russell.
The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. near 68 Union St.
The trooper had gotten out of his vehicle while conducting a traffic stop when he was hit by a 2004 Dodge pickup.
The driver of the truck, identified as Timothy Manselle, 51, of East Hartford, Conn., remained at the scene until police arrived.
Investigators were able to rule out impaired or distracted driving by Manselle as a cause, police said.
No citations have been issued against the driver but the investigation is continuing.