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Elderly woman drives wrong way on I-83, side-swipes trooper

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

An elderly woman side-swiped a state trooper in her car while driving the wrong way on I-83.

On Saturday night at around 11 p.m., a York Barracks trooper was traveling northbound in his patrol vehicle on I-83 in York Township.

He was following an SUV in the left-hand lane when the driver of the SUV swerved suddenly. He then saw a vehicle heading straight towards him, traveling southbound in his lane.

The trooper veered to the right to avoid a head-on crash and was side-swiped on the driver side.

The driver of the vehicle traveling in the wrong direction was an 81-year-old woman from Red Lion. She stopped and cooperated with the trooper, saying she wasn't sure how she got onto the highway going the wrong way. She had just gotten lost and confused.

No one involved was injured. The patrol car had minor damage, and the woman's car suffered moderate damage. Her airbag did deploy.

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