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DPS trooper hit by car during traffic stop on I-10 in Chambers County

CHAMBERS COUNTY, TX — A Texas state trooper was airlifted to a hospital Tuesday morning after being hit by a car while assisting with a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Wallisville, reports ABC13.

The incident occurred on the eastbound lanes near FM 563, shortly after 7:00 a.m.

According to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, one DPS trooper located a suspected drunk driver after receiving a call. Because the DUI suspect pulled over in the middle of the eastbound lanes, the trooper had to move the vehicle onto the shoulder.

A deputy arrived on the scene shortly after, followed by a second DPS trooper who pulled in behind the deputy for backup. After the second trooper exited his vehicle and started walking toward the scene, another vehicle crashed into his car, pinning him between the vehicles.

First responders had the injured trooper flown to an area hospital, where the severity of his condition remains unknown.

Authorities had all eastbound lanes blocked off during the response and initial investigation. Motorists were forced to divert at the FM 563 exit.

No further details have been shared, and no charges have been reported at this time.

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