Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Associated Press
PRESQUE ISLE — A Maine state trooper has been flown to a Bangor hospital after his cruiser was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Presque Isle.
The scene after Monday's collision on Route 1 in Presque Isle. Photo provided by the Maine State Police.
Police say Trooper Shawn Whalen sustained a hip injury in the crash on Route 1 at about 4:20 p.m. on Monday.
Whalen was driving south when he attempted to turn around in the roadway to reverse direction.
Police say his cruiser was struck by a car driven by 49-year-old Eric Rosten of Presque Isle. Rosten suffered a minor hand injury but did not go to a hospital.
Whalen's police dog was in his cruiser but was unhurt.
Both vehicles were total losses.
The crash remains under investigation.