DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado State Patrol trooper is recovering from his injuries after he struck a deer with his patrol car in Parker.
Patrol spokesman Nate Reid tells us the trooper, whose name has not been released, was responding to a call when his vehicle hit the animal near an intersection. The patrol car went off the side of the road and onto a sidewalk before hitting a tree.
Reid says the trooper was hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries and "is doing all right."
The deer was killed in the crash.