Second Maine State Police Cruiser Hit on the Turnpike [PHOTO]
A Maine State Police cruiser was struck on the Turnpike Friday evening, injuring Trooper Ryan Keller.
Police said 22-year-old Nancy Colson of Topsham lost control of her car, striking Keller’s Explorer and pushing it into a guardrail.
Keller was in the breakdown lane around 5:30 Friday with his emergency lights on as he was checking ice on the roads. The collision happened at mile 70 in New Gloucester, Maine.
The crash took place in the same area where Trooper John Davis was injured when his cruiser was struck by a tractor trailer last Friday morning (December 21). He too was in the breakdown lane with the cruiser's emergency lights activated. That crash involved a tractor trailer truck which also did not move over.
Keller and Colson were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with non-life threatening injuries.
Trooper Keller is an 18-year-veteran of the Maine State Police, assigned to Troop G.
The law is designed to give those emergency workers additional room along the side of the road, said officials.
Maine State Police remind drivers:
Maine's move over law requires motorists to move over when police, fire, ambulance and wrecker lights are activated.