Quincy: Mass. trooper hit by fleeing stolen car

A Massachusetts state trooper is hospitalized after being struck by a reported stolen car that he and fellow troopers on a construction detail were attempting to stop.

State police said three troopers at the Neponset Street Bridge work site tried to stop the car, which was slowed in traffic Thursday morning. It had been reported stolen at a Rhode Island airport March 16 and was spotted speeding earlier Thursday in Quincy.

Police said the driver drove at the troopers, hitting 41-year-old Scott Flaherty, and then fled. One or more troopers fired at the car. Flaherty was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries

Police said the 2012 Toyota Yaris was found later in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. One person believed to have been inside was later arrested, and police searched for a second person.

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