A state police trooper and a tow truck driver were struck by a passing vehicle while attending to a single-car crash on Interstate 95 north in Wakefield Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The trooper and the tow truck driver were outside of their vehicles north of exit 40 just after 6 a.m. when a passing car driven by a 21-year-old Chelsea man hit both of them before striking the tow truck, according to state police.
The trooper radioed in to dispatch that he and the tow truck driver needed medical assistance.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and took them to Lahey Hospital in Burlington, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
The Chelsea man, whose name has not been released, and the driver of the disabled vehicle, identified as a Weymouth woman, were transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as a precaution.
The Chelsea man was cited for failure to take care in stopping, state police said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the single-car crash that the trooper and tow truck driver originally responded to was caused by icy road conditions, state police added.
One lane on I-95 was temporarily shut down as crews cleared the scene.
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