Connecticut State Cop Injured During Crash Investigation – NBC Connecticut


A Connecticut state trooper assisting a driver who hit a deer in Mansfield was hit by a woman accused of being under the influence late Monday night.

Soldiers say a vehicle hit a deer at the intersection of Stafford Road and Route 44 around 11:45 p.m. and called police for help.

As the trooper assisted the driver, authorities said 26-year-old Hope Herzog of Columbia struck both the trooper and the pedestrian who were in the road.

Herzog then hit a state police car and caused crippling damage, state police said. The impact of this accident pushed this state police car into another state police car and caused minor damage. The two national police vehicles were not occupied at the time of the accident.

The pedestrian was transported to Hartford Hospital and the soldier was transported to Windham Hospital. Both have injuries considered not to be life-threatening.

According to investigators, state police determined that Herzog was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

She faces charges of reckless driving, unlawful operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, driving a motor vehicle with a cell phone/electronic device/texting and assault. with a motor vehicle. Her bond has been set at $2,500 and she is due in court in September.

The accident is still under investigation.

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