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Utah Highway Patrolman injured in Spanish Fork accident

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 18:05:03-05
Utah Highway Patrolman Blake Bradford - Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

Utah Highway Patrolman Blake Bradford – Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

SPANISH FORK, Utah – A Utah Highway Patrol trooper has been injured in an accident in Spanish Fork on I-15 near mile post 258 Thursday morning.

Authorities said the trooper had stopped and ticketed a driver on the right shoulder of I-15 northbound in Spanish Fork when another car hit the back of his patrol car and pushed it into the back of the vehicle he had stopped.

The trooper went to the hospital for back, neck and arm injuries and will be there at least overnight.

No one else was injured.

The Spanish Fork Police Dept. is investigating.

Officials said the low visibility because of the weather was likely a factor.

The Utah Highway Patrol said troopers have been involved in seven crashes this year so far.

In all of 2015, there were nine trooper-involved wrecks.