South Dakota trooper’s cruiser hit by sliding semi during winter storm
March 18, 2023 at 20:04
A brutal winter storm caused a large semi-truck to slide directly into the path of a South Dakota Highway Patrol cruiser on a slippery Interstate.
According to the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:08 p.m on Thursday, law enforcement officers were dispatched to Interstate 90 near MP 395 for an injury crash involving a South Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle and a semi-tractor/trailer.
The trooper was providing traffic control for another crash when a semi lost control and slammed into the trooper’s car.
Police said that the driver of the semi-truck was driving quickly on the snowy roads while visibility was low.
You have somewhere to be," South Dakota Highway Patrol wrote in a Facebook post following the collision.
NOR'EASTER BRINGS HEAVY SNOWFALL TO NORTHEAST, NEW ENGLAND WITH COLD EXPECTED TO CONTINUEThe trooper was in the vehicle at the time of the crash and sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital for treatment.
The driver of the semi was issued a citation for overdriving the road conditions.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the majority of southeastern South Dakota was expected to be under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Friday.
IN SNOW AS WINTER STORM COULD STRAND RESIDENTS FOR A WEEK"Plan on slippery road conditions.
Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, with near blizzard conditions possible at times, especially during falling snow and in rural areas," the advisory from NWS states.
The Highway Patrol responded to a number of crashes in South Dakota on Thursday during severe winter conditions, and high winds.
CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe storm is expected to move into the Upper Great Lakes region on Sunday.