PRESQUE ISLE - A Maine State Trooper and his K-9 partner were hit by a vehicle on route 1 in Presque Isle last evening.
A 2006 Dodge Stratus hit Trooper Shawn Whalen's police cruiser.
It happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday after Trooper Whalen was trying to turn around in the roadway.
The Dodge Stratus, driven by 49 year-old Eric Rosten of Presque Isle, slammed into the driver side of the cruiser.
Trooper Whalen suffered a hip injury and was eventually flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Rosten had a minor injury to his hand and Trooper Bailey, the K-9, was not injured at all.
All involved vehicles are a total loss.
Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.
He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.
In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.