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Trooper injured during overnight chase

Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 05:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, PA-- A Pennsylvania State Trooper is recovering this morning after being injured chase overnight.

Officials say the trooper attempted to make a traffic stop along Franklin Farms Road in Washington County, when a pursuit begins.

The vehicle turned down Elwood Park Drive and attempted to pass another vehicle but struck the curb- losing control and traveled down an embankment, hitting a fence.
Trooper then approached the stopped vehicle on foot.

The driver trying to flee backed the car onto the trooper's right leg, pinning him under the vehicle.

Other responding troopers removed the driver placing him under arrest and freed the stuck trooper.

The trooper was transported to Washington Hospital for his injuries.

The driver is now facing several charges including fleeing and aggravated assault.

Trooper injured during overnight chase

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