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Created as a Committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association, the Institute serves as an informal advisory panel of public safety leaders committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's Emergency Responders. Click here to learn more...

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Connecticut: Driver Struck Trooper On Route 8 In Waterbury, State Police Say

Saturday, October 07, 2017

A trooper was struck by a car on Route 8 in Waterbury Thursday, state police said. Trooper Anlly Diaz, 36, was taken to Waterbury Hospital to be treated for injuries that police said appeared minor. His police car also was struck, state police said.

The collision happened about 5:30 p.m. near the Exit 29 off ramp of Route 8 south. Diaz’s police car was in the right shoulder, protecting an accident scene with its emergency lights on, state police said. Diaz was outside the car.

According to police, Karlene Flaherty-Scully, 43, of the Oakville section of Watertown, lost control of the 2011 Dodge Challenger she was driving and sideswiped the left side of the cruiser. She then struck Diaz.

Neither Flaherty-Scully nor her passenger, Stephanie A. Jambard, 36, of Waterbury, was injured. Troopers continue to investigate the cause of the collision, state police said Friday.

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