January 3, 2010 – Massachusetts State Trooper Steven Lorocco, of the Northampton Barracks, sustained serious personal injuries when Robert Murangi, 40, from Federal Way, Washington, collided with Lorocco’s cruiser. Two of Muragi’s passengers were also injured in the accident. Lorocco’s police cruiser was stopped on the side of the Massachusetts Turpike in Palmer after Lorocco had pulled over another vehicle. Muragi then collided with the rear end of the cruiser. The accident occurred on Sunday morning.
Lorocco and the driver of the car he pulled over were transported to Baystate Medical Center, where each was treated and released. The extent of the passengers’ injuries are unknown.
Munagi was cited for failing to take care when stopping and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.
Source: Boston Herald