BILLERICA, MA — On Thursday, July 26, at approximately 2:16 pm, a Massachusetts State Trooper on a motor vehicle stop on Route 3 in Billerica was struck by a car.
At the time he was struck, the trooper was out of his cruiser on foot talking with the motorist stopped for a traffic violation. A second vehicle, a 2012 Toyota Prius, being operated by a 53-year-old Haverhill man drifted from the right lane into the breakdown lane. The Prius struck the Trooper and pinned him between the two vehicles. The Prius operator stopped at the scene.
The injured trooper was Wilmington’s Tom Devlin, a 33-year veteran with the State Police. He was transported by ambulance to Lahey Clinic with injuries to both his upper and lower body. He has been admitted to Lahey Clinic in stable condition. Devlin suffered a gash to the forehead, multiple bruises, a concussion, and a shattered ankle.
On Sunday, Devlin was released from the hospital. His family took to Facebook to social media to thank the Wilmington Fire Department, Wilmington Police Department and State Police for helping bring Trooper Devlin back home. The family also thanked family and friends for their prayers, messages and visits.
(NOTE: Much of the information above was released by the Massachusetts State Police.)
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