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Trooper hit, hurt while on duty
by Tribune Staff
Jan 19, 2011 | 481 views | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was injured when an errant driver veered into another patrol vehicle as he investigated a crash Tuesday evening.

At 6:52 p.m., NHP troopers were dispatched to a three-car non-injury collision that was blocking two northbound lanes of U.S. 395 near the Moana Lane interchange. To protect the scene, troopers temporarily closed the two northbound left travel lanes and were using the overhead emergency lights on their vehicles to notify approaching motorists.

Twenty minutes later, Trooper Steve Moore, a 19-year veteran, was standing near the inside shoulder area near a parked patrol car when he saw an approaching vehicle driving northbound near the inside shoulder.  The errant driver was unable to stop her car safely behind the parked patrol car. Her vehicle continued traveling between the inside cement barrier wall and the left side of the parked patrol car. The right front of her vehicle struck the left open door of Brown’s vehicle, forcing it to strike Moore as he was trying move.

The force of the collision caused Moore to travel onto the hood of the patrol car. He sustained injuries and was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center. After almost completely removing the left door of the parked NHP vehicle, the errant driver finally stopped her vehicle after striking the rear of one of the vehicles involved in crash.  No one else on the scene was hurt by the errant driver’s actions.

Moore was treated for his injuries and was released from the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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January 20, 2011
Our prayers are with Trooper Moore and all the NHP who work so hard for us all.
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