BRIDGEPORT - State police are investigating an accident in Bridgeport involving a state trooper whose cruiser was hit by a speeding car.

It happened yesterday afternoon near the exit 5 on-ramp on Route 8.

Fire officials say when they arrived, the trooper was out of his cruiser but they had to use tools to get the driver out of the other car.

Police say both drivers had minor injuries and were taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Both are expected to be OK.