State Trooper Hit While Working Wreck

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HOUSTON - A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was hospitalized after being struck by a sport utility vehicle while on the site of an earlier wreck in Colorado County, west of Houston.

Officials say Trooper Troy Clark was injured Monday afternoon when the driver of an SUV apparently lost control on a rain-soaked road and struck the rear of Clark's patrol car.

The Houston Chronicle ( ) reports that Clark was standing on the road but leaning inside the car at the time.

The driver of the SUV was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Clark was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He is expected to recover.

Officials say Clark has been with the Department of Public Safety since 2003.