A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was taken to a hospital after his patrol car was struck by a motor home on Interstate 78 in Lebanon County.
State police in Jonestown said Trooper John Petrone sustained moderate injuries in the crash Sunday afternoon and was treated and released from Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Petrone had been stopped on the westbound shoulder with emergency lights flashing while he checked on a disabled vehicle in Bethel Township.
A tractor-trailer had slowed to pass the police vehicle, and the RV driver behind him realized he could not stop and was going to strike the trailer, police said.
The RV driver, 44-year-old William M. Miller of Harrisburg, swerved right into the shoulder, saw the police vehicle and tried to swerve back to the left, but struck the patrol car and the tractor-trailer, police said.
The patrol car had severe damage and was towed from the scene. The disabled vehicle was not involved in the crash.
Miller and the truck driver, 65-year-old Donald Kershner of Lansford, were not injured.