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Mass. state trooper struck by motorcycle after Patriots game

The incident occurred after a New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
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A state police captain working a traffic detail at the New England Patriots game Sunday sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a motorcyclist driving erratically, officials said.

The captain, who's name wasn't disclosed by authorities, was controlling traffic after the game when a motorcyclist going the wrong way hit him on Route 1 near Gillette Stadium, state police said.

The captain was taken to the Boston Medical Center for treatment of cuts and bruises to his face and head.

Troopersat a parking lot near the stadium tried to stop the motorcycle, a 2009 Ducati. The operator,Jose Perez-Rodriguez, 25, of Everett, instead drove against traffic to flee from the troopers, going south in the northbound lane. The captain attempted to stop him and was struck by the motorcycle, investigators said.

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Perez-Rodriguez was treated for injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and released Sunday night.

He faces charges related to reckless operation of a vehicle.

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