A state trooper was brought to a Lewiston hospital after his cruiser was struck Friday morning by a tractor-trailer on the Maine Turnpike. Credit: Maine State Police

A state trooper was brought to a Lewiston hospital after his cruiser was struck Friday morning by a tractor-trailer on the Maine Turnpike.

Trooper John Davis, a 17-year veteran of the Maine State Police, was responding to a report of two other vehicles that slid off the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in New Gloucester when the crash took place, according to a news release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Davis was sitting in his cruiser in the breakdown lane with emergency lights on when the Ford Explorer was struck from behind at 5 a.m. The crash, which took place close to the Auburn city line, caused Davis to be pinned inside the vehicle for a short time. He was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with injuries not considered life-threatening, McCausland said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was cited for imprudent speed and a log book violation. Aminder Munday, 28, of Westland, Michigan, was transporting food goods to the Walmart distribution center in Lewiston.