GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A Colorado State Trooper was injured while investigating a crash on Colorado Highway 6 near mile marker 269 in Gilpin County yesterday afternoon.
The trooper had just completed the investigation of a crash and parked his patrol vehicle in the eastbound traffic lane to stop eastbound traffic. A 1993 Ford Explorer traveling eastbound struck the left rear of the patrol vehicle causing it to travel forward striking the trooper as he exited the vehicle.
The trooper was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries and has been released.
The driver of the Ford Explorer was David Kaai and was uninjured in the crash. He was charged with careless driving causing injury and defective/unsafe vehicle.