February 26, 2013

Maine state trooper injured in Presque Isle crash

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.

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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.

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