(WXYZ) Detroit, MI - The Michigan State Police (MSP) is investigating a traffic crash that occurred on September 21, 2013 at approximately 6:55 AM. The crash occurred on SB I-75 near Clay in the City of Detroit.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a fully marked Michigan State Police patrol vehicle had entered southbound I-75 at Clark Street and was attempting to pull behind a vehicle that was involved in a previous traffic crash on the left shoulder of I-75.
As the trooper was traveling across the lanes of the freeway the patrol car was struck by a Honda Pilot that was traveling in the left lane.
The patrol car was struck in the left front quarter panel and the force of the collision forced the patrol car into the original crash.
The trooper, who is assigned to the Metro Post, was knocked unconscious for several minutes and was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital for a head injury. He is currently in good condition and is being held overnight for observation only. There were no other injuries.
I-75 was closed at I-94 from 6:55 AM till 10:45 AM for the traffic crash investigation. Seatbelts were utilized and alcohol was not a factor. This investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.
Michigan State Police report that southbound I-75 at Clay is now open after a traffic accident early this morning.
The accident involved three vehicles including a Michigan State Police vehicle. The crash affected all lanes and the traffic back-up was over five miles.
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