20 February 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander




A State Troopers patrol car was struck this morning on Interstate 81 in the town of Tully.

Trooper Douglas Burdick was inside his patrol car assisting a tow truck operator with a disabled vehicle on the westbound shoulder of I-81 when he was struck from behind by a 2019 KIA operated by 23-year-old Tianyi Zhao from Binghamton, NY.  

Zhao and a 25-year-old passenger were transported to Upstate University Hospital for minor injuries.  

Trooper Burdick was transported to Community Hospital where he was treated and released.


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