NEW YORK, NY – A New York State Trooper was rear-ended while parked on the shoulder of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (formerly Tappan Zee) between New York and New Jersey.
The New York State Police said the officer was inside his vehicle and running stationary radar when he was hit from behind by an inattentive driver. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
“Incidents like this are happening far too often to many people,” the NYSP said. “Last night, it was one of our own. One of our Troopers was rear ended on the GMMC Bridge while running stationary radar in his patrol vehicle.”
The department urges motorists to pay attention to parked and disabled vehicles on the highway and to remember it’s the law to move over, if possible for emergency vehicles, maintenance vehicles, and disabled vehicles on the side of the road.