Trooper injured when cruiser struck on I-93 in Tilton
A New Hampshire state police officer was sent to the hospital yesterday with non-life-threatening injuries after his cruiser was struck by another driver at the Exit 20 off-ramp on Interstate 93 in Tilton. The trooper’s name is not being released.
Around noon, the trooper was parked on the off-ramp protecting the area where a tow service was removing a vehicle from a snowbank, according to a press release. He was sitting inside the car, and the side and rear emergency lights of the vehicle were on.
At that same time, Kim Gullage, 47, of Derry was traveling northbound and exiting the ramp when she struck the trooper’s car, according to the release. Gullage told the police she saw the trooper, but lost control on snow when trying to slow down. She struck the trooper’s vehicle in its rear, pushing it forward approximately 20 feet. The release did not say how fast she was driving.
Gullage was not injured, but the trooper was taken to Franklin Regional Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Gullage was issued a summons for negligent operation.