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NHP trooper injured in Las Vegas crash

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A driver ran a red light and struck a Nevada High Patrol trooper on Sept. 20, 2017. (Source: NHP) A driver ran a red light and struck a Nevada High Patrol trooper on Sept. 20, 2017. (Source: NHP)
A NHP trooper was injured in a collision on Sept. 25, 2017. (Glenn McKinnon/Report It) A NHP trooper was injured in a collision on Sept. 25, 2017. (Glenn McKinnon/Report It)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was injured in a crash Monday afternoon. 

The incident occurred just after 12 p.m. on Russell Road near Interstate 215. 

According to Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel, of NHP, the female trooper was heading westbound on Russell Road to enter the 215 when a Honda four-door vehicle was heading eastbound on Russell Road. The Honda did not stop at a red light and struck the front of the trooper's vehicle as she entered the intersection to make a left turn. Troopers said the Honda was traveling at about 45 miles per hour at the time of the collision. 

The trooper, who is a 13-year veteran of the force, was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Stuenkel said. She was released a few hours later. 

The driver of the Honda, who was the only person in the vehicle, did not sustain injuries, Stuenkel said. The driver of the Honda did not show signs of impairment and was issued a traffic citation for failure to obey a traffic signal. 

NHP said both the trooper and driver of the Honda were wearing seatbelts, which illustrates the importance of seat belts. The National Coalition for Safer Roads ranked Las Vegas as the fourth most dangerous city to drive in regards with red light runners. 

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for developments.

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