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State Police Trooper Hit By Motorcyclist Near Gillette Stadium

Trooper was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries

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    A Massachusetts State Police trooper was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after he was struck by a motorcyclist near Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. (Published Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016)

    A Massachusetts State Police trooper was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after he was struck by a motorcyclist near Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

    State police said the trooper was on post game traffic detail at a parking lot on Route 1 when he was struck around 4:30 p.m.

    "When I got up there, I saw the motorcyclist on the side of the road," said witness, Chris McDonald.

    The trooper was transported to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. Authorities said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

    The motorcyclist, identified as Jose Perez-Rodriguez, 25, of Everett, was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston with unknown injuries.

    Police said troopers had been trying to stop Perez-Rodriguez near the main entrance of another parking lot when he allegedly tried to flee. In doing so, police said he drove against traffic and struck the trooper.

    Perez-Rodriguez is currently in state police custody and is expected to face charges pending his hospital condition.