A Colorado State Patrol trooper's vehicle was hit by at least one other car near Red Rock Open Space Friday afternoon.

The trooper was uninjured but is being hospitalized as a precautionary measure, said State Patrol spokesman Trooper Gary Cutler. Cutler said the move is standard procedure.

The crash occurred at U.S. 24 and Ridge Road about noon. Cutler did not have the details of the crash nor how many cars were involved.

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The vehicles were removed from traffic.

A Gold Hill officer was also hit Thursday morning while at a red light in the 500 block of West Colorado Avenue. He was uninjured, and the cruiser sustained minor damage on its rear bumper.

The other driver, Mary Koziol, was cited for careless driving.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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