State Trooper injured in chain reaction crash near Oswego
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:39:08 GMT —
A New York State Trooper is recovering after he was injured in a four-car crash in Oswego County.
State police say the Trooper Michael Ruckdaschel, 31, had stopped to help a disabled driver on State Route 104 just outside the city of Oswego. According to state police, he was in his car on the shoulder of the road with his lights flashing when he was hit.
State police say Grant Davis, 23, of Oswego was driving southbound on State Route 104 and hit a sedan driven by 43 year old Christopher Hughes of Mexico, causing it to strike Trooper Ruckdaschel's car. State police say Hughes' vehicle then careened into the northbound lane and hit a car driven by Christopher Soper, 30, of Hannibal.
In all, four vehicles were involved in the chain reaction crash.
State police say Trooper Ruckdaschel was taken to the hospital where he was treated for neck and back pain and then released.
The other drivers were treated for minor complaints of pain and released.
State Police want to remind drivers to move over into the other lane when they see a police car or emergency vehicle pulled over.