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Traffic Stop Incident Leaves State Trooper Injured in Finger Lakes Region

In the town of Hempstead on Long Island, a serious vehicle incident occurred when a New York State Trooper was struck while performing traffic duties. The trooper, whose identity remains undisclosed, sustained non-fatal injuries in the collision and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The incident happened on Saturday night as the trooper was investigating a potential driving while under the influence (DUI) case following a motor vehicle accident. The police vehicle, marked with emergency lights, was parked in the southbound left lane during the investigation when it was rear-ended by a car driven by a 17-year-old.

The impact resulted in injuries to the trooper who was sitting in the patrol car at the time. Meanwhile, the teenage driver responsible for the collision has been cited for violating the Move Over Law. This New York state legislation mandates drivers to reduce their speed and switch lanes when approaching emergency vehicles stopped alongside roadways.

In light of the accident, New York State Police are reinforcing the critical importance of the Move Over Law. Officials point out that this measure is crucial for the protection of law enforcement officers and road workers, and compliance with the law is necessary to prevent similar incidents, ensuring the safety of those who serve the public alongside the roads.

Source: Finger Lakes Daily News

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