Trooper injured after patrol car hit from behind
The trooper stopped a 49-year-old woman driving a Honda Accord northbound I-5 by Smokey Point.
She pulled to the right shoulder, with the trooper parking in front of her.
The woman, from Stanwood, was having mechanical issues with her car and was unable to stop, Trooper Mark Francis said.
She hit the trooper's car between 10 and 15 mph, causing $1,000 in damage.
The trooper was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center's Colby campus as a precaution, Francis said.
It was unclear what the mechanical issue was or the original reason the trooper stopped the woman.
The incident is under investigation with charges pending, Francis said.
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