State trooper injured in traffic stop

February 23, 2009 9:08:55 AM PST
An Illinois state trooper is recovering after being injured during a traffic stop. The female trooper pulled over a vehicle on the Stevenson near Damen. She was outside her car when another vehicle rear-ended the police car.

The trooper saw the vehicle coming and was able to brace herself.

The trooper and the driver in the car that was being pulled over went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.