State police have released dash cam video from a cruiser that was involved in an accident police said was caused by a tractor trailer switching lanes on the highway.
Police said the incident took place on Interstate 91 south near exit 42 in Windsor Locks around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to police, a tractor trailer, seen in the video, switched lanes, forcing a motorcyclist in the neighboring lane to swerve to avoid collision. The state police trooper then had to swerve to avoid the motorcycle and struck the concrete barrier in the median before hitting the tractor trailer.
Only minor injuries were reported, police said. The driver of the tractor trailer was issued a ticket for unsafe lane change.
Police released the video to remind drivers to be aware of surroundings and to “expect the unexpected” while on the road.