A SC State Trooper was hospitalized after a car accident Thursday morning while on duty. He was responding to a call to assist another Sumter County Sheriff's Deputy when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and hit a tree shortly after midnight near the intersection of Wedgefield Road and Deschamps Road. The officer, L/Cpl. R.M. Falls, was on his way to a domestic call ocurring in side a vehicle. He is listed in stable condition. It is unclear if he was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.