Trooper injured after his patrol car was struck during traffic stop on Route 81 near Syracuse

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A New York state trooper was hurt after his patrol car was struck by another car on Route 81 in the Syracuse area Saturday afternoon.

Trooper Timothy LeFever was walking back to his patrol car during a traffic stop in the Onondaga County town of Onondaga when a Volkswagen rear-ended his patrol car. Trooper LeFever was forced to jump over the guide rail as his patrol car struck him and the vehicle he pulled over, according to a New York State Police news release.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Brian Osadchey of Lafayette, N.Y., was ticketed with unsafe lane change.

Osadchey and Trooper LeFever were checked out at the hospital for what state police called non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt in the crash.