State trooper seriously injured in I-90 crash
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured Tuesday night in a crash on eastbound Interstate 90.
Sgt. Julie Fisher of the State Patrol says the trooper suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries to his left side, including his leg and shoulder, along with multiple cuts, bruises and abrasions. He was released from the hospital Wednesday morning and is expected to spend time recovering at home.
The trooper was responding to a disabled, blocking vehicle on eastbound I-90 near 133rd Avenue Southeast, Fisher said.
The trooper was outside his cruiser and talking to the driver of the disabled vehicle, Fisher said.
An approaching vehicle made an abrupt lane change and hit the trooper's cruiser.
The trooper was hit either by his own car or the other vehicle.
The trooper radioed that he was injured. He was conscious and talking, Fisher said.
There is no evidence of impairment in the accident, Fisher said.
The incident reduced I-90 eastbound to one lane, the Washington State Department of Transportation says.