WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper is still hospitalized after he was injured during a routine traffic stop on the Kansas Turnpike in east Wichita.
The patrol says Master Trooper Davon Brame had pulled over a semi-trailer truck for a routine inspection Tuesday evening when his vehicle was hit from behind by a pickup truck.
Trooper Brame was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition. He was since been upgraded to fair condition.
“His spirits are great. He is very sore. They are keeping him for observation. He did bump his head. They just wanted to make sure everything is fine. I fully expect in the next couple of days he will be released from the hospital,” said Capt. Joe Bott, Kansas Highway Patrol.
The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
In the last year and a half, the Kansas Highway Patrol says they have had three patrol cars struck from the rear on the turnpike.