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Kan. trooper suffers minor injury in collision

Published on -5/21/2012, 7:20 AM

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LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been injured after an SUV struck his patrol car while he was attempting to stop another vehicle in southwest Kansas.

KAKE-TV (http://bit.ly/KSQgR7) reports the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Liberal. The trooper, 38-year-old James Parr, called for backup after a Lincoln SUV driven by a 19-year-old Liberal resident hit his car.

The patrol says Parr suffered a small cut to his head and was taken to a Liberal hospital for treatment. He was released and wasn't expected to miss any work.

Neither the driver of the SUV nor her 18-year-old passenger was hurt in the crash.

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