FRAMINGHAM – Mass State Police said one of its cruisers was involved in a crash on the Mass Pike this morning with a tractor-trailer truck.
The crash happened westbound on the Mass Pike in Framingham, this morning, January 12, after 7 am., according to the Framingham Fire Department.
Framingham Fire Chief Joseph Hicks said his firefighters responded to the crash scene and rescued the Trooper.
He said an 18-wheeler crashed into the Massachusetts State Police cruiser catapulting it over the guard rail and sending the cruiser down an embankment.
Chief Hicks said the Trooper, a male in his 40s, was not extricated from the vehicle, but that a stokes stretcher had to be used to haul him up from the embankment.
Chief Hicks said he was alert and conscious at the scene.
The Trooper was transported by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with neck and back pain, said the Chief.
The crash occurred at the Edgell Road tank snow gate, at mile marker 114 on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound.
The cruiser, a fully marked sport utility vehicle, landed in the woods from the impact of the crash.
The truck driver was not injured, said Massachusetts State Police.
The truck is registered out of Indiana.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by State Police Troop E and the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.