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Minnesota Trooper Hit Head On, Injured in Crash

May 16, 2018  | 

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper continues to recover from multiple broken bones after a speeding car hit his patrol vehicle head on in a crash in Lakeville, MN, Tuesday afternoon.

From his hospital bed Wednesday, Sgt. Mike Krukowski, 35, thanked the public for all its support.

Sgt. Mike Krukowski was injured when another vehicle struck his patrol vehicle head on in a crash. Photo: Minnesota State Patrol/Twitter
Sgt. Mike Krukowski was injured when another vehicle struck his patrol vehicle head on in a crash. Photo: Minnesota State Patrol/Twitter

"Hey everyone. Thank you for your prayers and support and (I'm) looking forward to getting out of the hospital and -- it'll be a bit of a journey but on the way to recovery," he said in the video published on social media Wednesday afternoon. A tweet from the Minnesota State Patrol says he has a broken arm and broken bones in his feet. He's undergone at least one surgery.

The crash happened late Tuesday afternoon on a frontage road off Interstate 35, reports KARE.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports a 2012 Chrysler 200 was speeding northbound on I-35 when it veered off the road to the right, went through the freeway fence, and struck Trooper Krukowski's vehicle head-on.

The state patrol originally tweeted the trooper was "pinned" and had to be "extricated" from his vehicle. (Photo: KARE screenshot)
The state patrol originally tweeted the trooper was "pinned" and had to be "extricated" from his vehicle. (Photo: KARE screenshot)

The driver of the car, a 29-year-old Lakeville man, was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. His latest condition was unknown as of Wednesday afternoon.


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Grey Bear @ 5/17/2018 11:41 AM

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery Sgt Krukowski, and good thoughts to your family as they support you on the road ahead. While it isn't clear from the article, and likely still isn't, I certainly hope that this was not some kind of targeted attack, given that the two vehicles weren't even on the same roadway, and the offender had to plow through a barrier fence to hit the Sgt's car.

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