NY state trooper injured when box truck collides with police car on I-87

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GREENBURGH, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY – New York State Police say a state trooper was injured in a traffic accident in Westchester County early Tuesday morning.

Trooper hurt in crash on I-87

(Photo from the New York State Police)

In a news release, police said the accident took place on Interstate 87 south in the town of Greenburgh shortly before 6 a.m.

Trooper Carlos Desilva was inside his marked State Police car while it was parked on the right shoulder of I-87. Investigators said Desilva was monitoring traffic between exits 7 and 7A when the driver of a southbound Freightliner box truck drifted off the roadway onto the shoulder and struck the trooper’s car on the driver’s side.

Desilva sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. He was treated and released from Westchester Medical Center. Desilva is a 15-year-veteran of the state police who is assigned to SP Tarrytown.

The driver of the Ace Endico box truck, 35-year-old Michael Geleski of Fishkill, and his passenger were not injured in the crash.

State Police are continuing to investigate the accident. They said the incident serves as a reminder to drivers to slow down and move over when emergency and construction vehicles are working on the highway.

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