SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4) – A trooper with the Colorado State Patrol is recovering from injuries he received when a driver smashed into his patrol car while it was on the side of Interstate 70. It happened in snowy conditions near the Silverthorne exit on Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 4:45 p.m. the patrol car was in the shoulder of the road when it was rear ended hard and the vehicle was heavily damaged. The trooper was inside and had to be taken to the hospital.READ MORE: Criminal History For Aurora Officer John Haubert Sounds Alarm On Hiring Process
The driver is being investigated for a possible DUI.READ MORE: Casa Bonita Supporters Optimistic Of Potential Sale To South Park Creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone
On Thursday morning the CSP told CBS4 the trooper is back home and recovering after “getting banged up.”MORE NEWS: MLB All-Star Game & Events Linked To Outbreak Of At Least 14 Fans
Authorities are reminding drivers to slow down when roads are snowpacked and icy and to move over for emergency vehicles.