LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado State Trooper was hurt while he was investigating a crash on Friday afternoon. The trooper was struck by a vehicle at Wadsworth Boulevard and Highway 285.

Copter4 flew over the crash on Friday (credit: CBS)

The trooper was rushed to the hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries and is expected to recover. The trooper has not been identified.

What caused the initial crash that led to the trooper being struck is being investigated.

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Colorado State Patrol told CBS4 that a Chevy Camero was part of the original crash which happened at 4 p.m.

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

A white crossover-type vehicle struck the trooper while outside of his vehicle, investigating the initial crash. Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected and the driver remained on scene.

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Drivers are urged to avoid the area during the crash investigation.