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May 23, 2016 5:22 PM

NH State Trooper hit by car in 'good spirits,' police have 'person of interest'

MERRIMACK - State police have a 'person of interest' in a hit-and-run crash that sent a state trooper to the hospital.

State police would not comment on the injuries, but say Trooper Ryan Hickey is in decent condition and is recovering at a local hospital.

Hickey was struck during a traffic stop at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, in the area of Exit 10 on the Everett Turnpike. The car, which was traveling southbound, hit Hickey and the driver's side door of the cruiser.

Another trooper on scene called dispatch, describing an light colored SUV. Officials announced Monday they have seized that vehicle and have a person of interest in the case

Hickey's mother Diane told NH1 News that he is in good spirits and is lucky to have survived.

Ahead of the busy Memorial Day weekend, state police are urging drivers to follow the 'move over' law when they see flashing lights.

Anyone with information on the collision is requested to contact the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-4381 or (603) 271-1154.

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