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: With Face Masks No Longer Mandated For Those Who Are Vaccinated, Business Owners Navigate Uncertainty
The driver is being investigated for a possible DUI.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office Lifts Face Mask Mandate For Those Who Are Vaccinated
On Thursday morning the CSP told CBS4 the trooper is back home and recovering after “getting banged up.”MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Excitement Builds As Children Ages 12-15 Begin To Get Pfizer Vaccine
Authorities are reminding drivers to slow down when roads are snowpacked and icy and to move over for emergency vehicles.