The Latest: Highway Patrol trooper released from hospital
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper struck by a hit-and-run vehicle (all times local):
A Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman says a trooper injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle early Thursday morning in metro Las Vegas has been released from a hospital.
Trooper Travis Smaka says the injured trooper was outside his vehicle and conducting a traffic stop on Boulder Highway when he was clipped by a black pickup while trying to dive out of the way.
Smaka says the trooper was released from a hospital after being treated for unspecified injuries.
The pickup left the scene and no description is available for the driver.
Authorities say a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle early Thursday morning in metro Las Vegas.
Local news outlets reported that the trooper’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
Las Vegas police say the driver of a black pickup that hit the trooper shortly after 1 a.m. did not stop and continued to drive north on Boulder Highway near Lamb Boulevard.
No other details were released.