Two sent to hospital after trooper collides with passenger car

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (WANE) – An Indiana State Trooper and the driver of a second vehicle were transported to the hospital Thursday morning after their cars collided.

According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, the crash occurred just before 9:30 a.m. when an 82-year-old man driving a Ford Fusion was driving southbound on SR 3. The man drove in front of the Indiana State Trooper when attempting to turn east onto Trojan Lane. The trooper was unable to stop before hitting the Fusion in the passenger door.

The trooper was treated at a nearby hospital for knee pain and the 82-year-old man was taken another hospital for a possible broken shoulder.

The 82-year-old man told investigators that he had a flashing yellow arrow at the time of the crash, and wasn’t aware he had to yield to oncoming traffic before turning.