A New Jersey State Trooper was injured in a crash when a young driver allegedly cut him off as he was responding to a call.

Trooper Pierre Haddad is our #BlueFriday honoree this week.

He was injured when a 19-year-old driver made an illegal left turn, cutting off the trooper and sending them both into a ditch, state police told LehighValleyLive. The parking lot police say she was making a left into? Dunkin' Donuts.

The reason we're honoring Trooper Haddad this week is not because he was injured, but because despite being injured, he got out of his vehicle to assist the young driver who was also hurt. This is the kind of selfless action taken by our brave New Jersey State Troopers every single day.

Our roads and communities are safer because of the day-to-day action taken by those who proudly wear the NJSP uniform. We appreciate everything that Trooper Haddad and every member of the NJSP does every day for the rest of us.

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