A New York State Trooper was injured in a two-car cash at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 2002 in the Jefferson county town of Watertown involving a State Police patrol car.

It happened just before 8:30 Saturday morning, June 18, 2022.

The NYSP says a pickup truck being driven by 73-year-old Edward Bazinet of Sackets Harbor, New York was traveling east on Route 3 when he made a left turn in front of a State Police patrol car that was traveling west on Route 3.

Trooper Christopher Wyatt was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Watertown for minor injuries, where he was treated and released.

Bazinet was not injured in the crash.  It is not believed that any other vehicles were involved and no other physical injuries were reported.

The New York State Police were assisted at the scene by the Town of Watertown Fire Department, Town of Watertown Ambulance, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Watertown Police Department.

The investigation into the accident is continuing.

Witnesses or anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call police.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  No arrests have been made in this case as the investigation is continuing.  However, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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