CLEVELAND - An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a multi-car accident in Cleveland Wednesday evening.
The trooper was not injured.
The accident, at I-90 eastbound near East 22nd Street, ended up with one car winding up on top of another. It has also caused a major back up on the highway.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it happened at just before 9:30 p.m. A state trooper initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Toyota Highlander where the driver stopped in the right lane.
The trooper had returned to his vehicle when a 2012 Acura TSX was slowing for the trooper's emergency lights.
A 2002 Ford Taurus failed to use due caution upon approach of the emergency vehicle and failed to stop within assured clear distance.
The Taurus struck the Acura from behind and forced the Acura into the trooper's patrol car, a 2014 Dodge Charger. The Charger was pushed into the Highlander in a chain reaction crash.
The driver of the Taurus was taken to the hospital for evaluation. One passenger in her car refused treatment at the scene, and a second passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the Acura was not hurt.
The driver of the Charger was treated at the scene for minor injuries. And the driver of the Highlander was not hurt.
The crash remains under investigation. Speed is suspected to be a factor in this crash.