Rhode Island Trooper Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle

Police say weather was a possible contributing factor for the crash

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NBCWashington.com

A Rhode State Trooper was injured on Sunday morning after he was struck by a vehicle in Lincoln.

State police said the trooper was outside of his cruiser assisting a disabled vehicle on Route 146 south at 11 a.m. when a vehicle in the left lane lost control on the wet roadway.

The vehicle slid, striking both the cruiser and Trooper Jeremy Gaucher who was standing near the front of his vehicle.

Trooper Gaucher was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

Police said drugs and alcohol did not appear to be involved but weather was a possible contributing factor in the crash.

The incident is currently under investigation and no criminal charges have been filed at this time.

Rhode Island State Police are cautioning motorists to exercise caution and to reduce speed while driving during inclement weather.

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