State trooper escapes serious injury when truck slams into patrol car

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GREENBURGH – A state trooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries when the patrol car he was in on the shoulder of I-87 in the Town of Greenburgh was creamed by a 2017 freightliner box truck.

The accident occurred just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30.

State Police said Trooper Carlos Desilva, a 15-year veteran of the force, was in his patrol car monitoring traffic between exit 7 in Ardsley and 7A at the Saw Mill River Parkway, when the truck, driven by Michael Geleski, 35, of Fishkill, drifted off the road and onto the right shoulder, striking the police car. Neither Geleski nor his passenger in the truck owned by Ace Endico food of Wappingers Falls, was injured.

Desilva was taken to the hospital, treated and later released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

State Police remind drivers to slow down and move over when emergency and construction vehicles are working on the highway.