Oct. 12, 2023
A New Hampshire State Police Trooper, who was not named, was taken to a local hospital Wednesday after police said the North Chelmsford man’s car crashed into the rear of the trooper’s cruiser on I-93 in Londonderry.
State police said emergency crews responded to the scene on I-93 north near Exit 4 shortly after 3:30 p.m., Wednesday October 11, 2023, following a report of a crash involving a state police cruiser.
Police said the trooper had been parked on the right shoulder of the road with his emergency blue lights activated while he “provided safety services at an active construction site.” when the cruiser was hit from behind.
The trooper was in the cruiser at the time of the crash, according to police. Police said the Hyundai Elantra driven by a North Chelmsford man was seen driving in the right breakdown lane before hitting the cruiser.
Thankfully, the trooper was not reported to be seriously hurt and was treated at a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Please remember if you can’t “Move Over”, use caution and slow your speed.
Observing the State’s “Move Over” law not only keeps our troopers safe but anyone who is pulled off to the side of the road.