UPDATE: Massachusetts State Police Media Release 10022016
Massachusetts State Police Investigating Trooper Struck by Motorcyclist.
The trooper struck by the motorcycle after today’s Patriots’ game remains at Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. At this time, the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. His name is not being released tonight.
The motorcycle operator who struck the trooper, and who will face criminal charges, is identified as JOSE PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ, 25, of Everett. He is being treated for injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and will be booked as soon as his medical condition allows.
The crash occurred at parking lot P8 a short distance south of Gillette on Route 1. Preliminary investigation indicates that troopers on foot at traffic posts were trying to stop PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ, who was operating a 2009 Ducati, near the main entrance and the P6 lot. In an attempt to flee from the troopers, the suspect drove against traffic, going south in the northbound lane. When he reached the P8 lot, a trooper again attempted to stop the fleeing suspect. The motorcycle operated by PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ struck that trooper.
The crash investigation remains active at this time.
No further information is being released at this time. There are no plans to do an on-camera interview at this time.
A Massachusetts State Trooper has been struck by a motorcycle while performing post game traffic control duties at a parking lot on Route 1 in Foxboro near Gillette Stadium.
The trooper has been transported to Boston Medical Center with potentially serious injuries. He was conscious during transport.
The motorcyclist is being transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is in MSP custody and is expected to face charges. The severity of his injuries are not known at this time and the specific charges are subject to an ongoing investigation.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:25 pm following today’s Patriots’ game.
The incident is being investigated by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.
No further information is being released at this time. We will update when appropriate to do so.