Trooper blows through stop sign, causes crash in Scriba

New York State police are investigating a car crash that happened Monday afternoon when a state police officer failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by another vehicle.

The accident happened around 12:55 p.m. at the intersection of Middle Road and County Route 29 in the Town of Scriba.

Investigators say Trooper Eric Parsons was driving a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, a New York State police car, east on Middle Road when he drove through a stop sign and entered the intersection with County Route 29.

48 year-old Penny Morehouse from Redwood was driving north on County Route 29 and struck the patrol car on the passengerĂ¢??s side.

Both cars went off the northeast corner of the intersection into an open field. Trooper Parsons was taken to Upstate Medical Center for lower back pain and a minor facial abrasion. Parsons is a 28-year veteran of the state police.

Morehouse was taken to Upstate Medical Center for treatment of left hip and chest pain. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.