Louisiana state troopers struck by police car during chase


HAMMOND, La. (AP) – Louisiana State Police say two troopers were injured when they were struck by another agency’s police car while assisting with a car chase.

State Police said the troopers were dispatched to help the Hammond Police Department around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. The agency said the troopers were in a roadway removing a tire deflation device when the Hammond police car hit them.

One trooper was treated at a hospital and released, while the second remains in critical condition. Police said that after the suspect vehicle’s tires were disabled, the car crashed at a nearby intersection and the suspects escaped.

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