NICHOLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — A New York State Trooper’s vehicle was struck on State Route 17 Tuesday night.
State police say the Trooper is “lucky to be okay,” after the patrol car was hit from behind by a tractor trailer around 7:30 p.m.
The crash sheared off most of the driver’s side of the car — a 2019 Dodge Charger.
The Trooper, a 23-year veteran, only suffered minor injuries and was treated at Lourdes Hospital.
At the time, the Trooper had just issued a ticket to another driver. He was struck while waiting for that vehicle to pull away.
The tractor-trailer, which didn’t stop, was later found with passenger side damage and a flat tire. It was then stopped by a law enforcement officer.
Darvi Moreland, a 35-year-old Florida resident, was subsequently charged with DWI and given several vehicle and traffic tickets.
In a Facebook post, State police wrote “This is why you MOVE OVER.”