NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A Louisiana State Police trooper's vehicle was hit Thursday as he was responding to an accident on Interstate 10.
The officer, who has not been identified, sustained moderate injuries and was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
The accident happened at about 4 p.m. on I-10 east near Clearview Parkway. The trooper, who was in the right lane, activated his emergency lights and siren and slowly began to change lanes to get to the crash. Traffic stopped for the trooper, but as he was crossing the left center lane, he was struck on the driver's side.
The driver who struck him sustained minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.