Trooper sent to hospital after Puyallup chase, crash

Photo: KOMO News

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A Washington State Patrol trooper was taken to a hospital on Monday after his cruiser was hit by a driver and rolled.

The incident occurred on Seventh Avenue Southwest between Fourth Street Southwest and Fifth Street Southwest.

The State Patrol says a trooper tried to pull the driver over for cutting the gore point on state Route 512. The driver didn't stop and led the trooper on a pursuit through downtown Puyallup.

Another trooper joined in.

The driver who was being chased T-boned the cruiser of the trooper who joined the chase.

The trooper, who has 22 years of experience with the State Patrol, suffered broken ribs but his injuries arer non-life threatening injuries. And a 33-year-old man is in custody, the State Patrol said. The State Patrol says he has a revoked license.

Trooper Brooke Bova

11:45 this AM

Trooper tried to pull over a vehicle at SR-512 and 31st for cutting the gore point.

Suspect decided not to stop

Pursuit went to downtown Puyallup

Another trooper in the area tried to assist

Suspect vehicle t-boned trooper's vehicle, knocking it on its side

Adult male trooper with about 22 years of experience taken to the hospital. Believe his injuries are not life threatening

Suspect, 33 year old male, arrested for Attempting to Elude and Vehicular Assault.

Suspect has a revoked license.

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