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NY Trooper Injured After Getting Hit on the Long Island Expressway

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    State Police Trooper Struck While Helping Disabled Motorist

    State police say a trooper was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a disabled motorist. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017)

    What to Know

    • State police say a trooper was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a disabled motorist near the LIE

    • Thirty-five-year-old Trooper Joseph Gallagher underwent surgery for head injuries and is listed in serious condition

    • The motorist who struck the trooper remained at the scene and is cooperating with authorities

    State police say a trooper was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a disabled motorist on an overpass leading to the Long Island Expressway near Brentwood.

    State police say 35-year-old Trooper Joseph Gallagher had stopped to help a pair of motorists who had broken down on an exit ramp to the Sagtikos State Parkway when he was struck by another vehicle about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

    The three-year veteran assigned to Troop L in Brentwood was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he underwent surgery for head injuries. He is listed in serious condition. 

    Gallagher has been with State police since 2014 and has previously been assigned to Troop F and Troop T.

    NY Trooper Critically Injured After Getting Hit by Car

    [NY] NY Trooper Critically Injured After Getting Hit by Car

    A state trooper assisting a stranded driver on the side of the Long Island Expressway was hit by a car, and is in the hospital in critical condition, authorities say. Greg Cergol reports.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 18, 2017)

    The motorist who struck the trooper remained at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.

    State troopers on Monday credited the Suffolk County Police Department with helping save Gallagher's life: the police department's crisis team was on scene within one minute and was able to transport him to the hospital.

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