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State Police: Speeding Car Strikes Cruiser On I-93; Trooper, 4 Others Hurt

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Massachusetts State Police say a speeding car struck a cruiser on the side of a Boston highway, pushing the cruiser into another vehicle and sending five people to a hospital.

Spokesman David Procopio said the crash occurred at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday near Interstate 93 southbound by Exit 18 in Boston, after a trooper had responded to a previous crash. Procopio said the trooper was in his cruiser with his lights activated when a Honda Accord carrying four people struck his vehicle.

He said the impact pushed the cruiser into another vehicle, and the cruiser ended up on the other side of the road facing the opposite direction.

Procopio said several people were unconscious after the crash, including the trooper. He has a concussion and other injuries.

Four others — the occupants of the Honda Accord — were also hospitalized. The injuries are believed to be serious.

With additional reporting from the WBUR Newsroom

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