State Patrol worker airlifted to hospital after being hit by car during traffic stop

Two people, including a State Patrol worker, were airlifted to the hospital after a car crashed into two vehicles during a traffic stop on US 101, near Discovery Bay.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer was inspecting a truck Monday at 10:00 a.m. when they were hit by another car.

The WSP worker and the driver who crashed into them were both airlifted to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.

Photo from WSP

The trooper was listed in satisfactory condition and the other person in serious condition, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The truck driver was not injured.

Troopers later said the driver who struck the WSP worker was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. The pickup truck driven by the suspect was allegedly stolen, WSP said. The vehicle was previously reported as stolen to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office. 

The suspect was taken into custody for suspicion of vehicular assault. 

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