Vehicle Strikes Cruiser, Firefighter While Battling Blaze

CORRECTION: It was initially reported that a Holyoke Firefighter was involved in the crash. It has been corrected that the Firefighter struck at the scene of the fire was a West Springfield Firefighter.

Today at approximately 12:45 p.m. a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 91 near Exit 14 struck the rear of a cruiser occupied by a Massachusetts State Police Trooper. The cruiser was on the scene of a tractor trailer fire with the West Springfield Fire Department. The force of the crash pushed the cruiser into a West Springfield Firefighter who was at the scene on foot attending to the fire. The operator of the vehicle, the State Trooper, and the Firefighter were all transported to Bay State Medical Center in Springfield with non-life-threatening injuries.  The incident, including any charges, is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police personnel.