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Cleveland trooper hurt when vehicle struck on I-90

Trooper Bridget Matt was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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Ohio Highway Patrol

CLEVELAND — A trooper with the Cleveland Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was hurt Friday morning when his vehicle was struck on I-90 while conducting traffic enforcement.

Authorities say it happened at 8:38 a.m. as the trooper was parked in a crossover near McKinley Road.

A 2008 Dodge Caliber traveling eastbound on I-90 went off the left side of the road, which is when authorities say it collided with the driver’s side of the patrol car.

The trooper, identifed as Bridget A. Matt, was taken to Fairview Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released. 

The driver of the Dodge, 41-year-old Herbert Fong of Rocky River, was not injured in the crash. He was given a citation for operating a motor vehicle without reasonable control. 

The crash remains under investigation, however officials from the Cleveland Post do not believe that impairment or distracted driving played a role. .