Close call for State Trooper sideswiped by semi

WYOMING –On January 7, 2019, at around 1:40pm a Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a collision around milepost 4 on Highway 287 near Rawlins, Wyoming.  The Trooper was stopped assisting a stranded motorist when his patrol vehicle was struck by a passing commercial vehicle.

The commercial vehicle passed by the stranded motorist and the empty trailer struck the patrol vehicle. The Trooper was inside his vehicle with his seatbelt fastened and was not injured.

Wyoming Department of Transportation had issued an extreme blow over risk for light and high-profile vehicles near this area.

WYOMING –On January 7, 2019, at around 1:40pm a Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a collision around milepost 4 on Highway 287 near Rawlins, Wyoming.  The Trooper was stopped assisting a stranded motorist when his patrol vehicle was struck by a passing commercial vehicle.

The commercial vehicle passed by the stranded motorist and the empty trailer struck the patrol vehicle. The Trooper was inside his vehicle with his seatbelt fastened and was not injured.

Wyoming Department of Transportation had issued an extreme blow over risk for light and high-profile vehicles near this area.

Patrol Vehicle Struck Near Rawlins, Wyoming

On January 7th, 2019, around 1:40 p.m. a Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a collision around milepost 4 on Highway 287 near Rawlins, Wyoming. The Trooper was stopped assisting a stranded motorist when his patrol vehicle was struck by a passing commercial vehicle. The commercial vehicle passed by the stranded motorist, and the empty trailer struck the patrol vehicle. The Trooper was inside his vehicle with his seatbelt fastened and was not injured. Wyoming Department of Transportation had issued an extreme blow over risk for light and high profile vehicles near this area. The Wyoming Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to stay safe and get the latest road and travel conditions by downloading WYDOT’s 511 app for their smartphones at wyoroad.info.

Posted by Wyoming Highway Patrol on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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