Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

NY trooper in critical condition after traffic stop crash

NY trooper in critical condition after traffic stop crash

A New York State Trooper suffers serious injuries after his patrol auto was struck by another vehicle during a traffic stop in the Town of Campbell Wednesday.

Police say the trooper had pulled over a westbound vehicle on Interstate 86 in the Steuben County town of Campbell around 5 p.m. Wednesday and was sitting inside his auto when it was hit by a pickup truck.

The truck was driven by Kenneth Aukett, 78, of Westmont, New Jersey, police told WBNG.

Aukett was transported to Robert Packard Hospital in Sayre, PA with non-life threatening injuries.

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Authorities say Trooper Foglia's patrol auto then struck the vehicle which he had stopped.

The trooper was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He underwent surgery and his condition is improving. The crash happened in Campbell, a Steuben County county town. Doctors are optimistic about his recovery, but say it will be "prolonged".

Trooper James O'Callaghan pointed out this is a prime example of why New York's "Move Over" law is so important; It requires civilian drivers to slow down and move over when they see first responders on the road.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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