MN State Trooper Recovering After Head-On Crash
Zeke Fuhrman | May 16, 2018 AT 6:00 pm
(KDLM) A trooper for the Minnesota State Patrol is in good spirits after being injured in a nasty crash in Lakeville on Tuesday.
The patrol says a car driven by 29 year old Paul Briggs was travelling at a high speed on Interstate 35 Tuesday afternoon veered off the road, went through the freeway fence and struck the trooper's vehicle head-on.
Sgt. Mike Krukowski was taken to a Minneapolis hospital with injuries the patrol says are serious but not life-threatening.
Briggs was also was seriously hurt. The crash is currently under investigation.
On Wednesday, the state patrol tweeted pictures of the 35-year-old trooper and his wife at his bedside at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Despite suffering a broken arm and broken bones in both feet, Krukowski was smiling and giving a thumbs up.
He says he's looking forward to recovering.
(Pictures courtesy of the Minnesota State Patrol)