Vehicle Crashes into WHP Car
After a close call on the interstate, the Wyoming Highway Patrol are asking people to be cautious on the roads and slow down.
A state trooper was near a patrol car to assist a motorist stuck in the snow outside of Cheyenne when a fast-driving pickup truck slid on the ice-covered interstate and lost control and crashed into the WHP vehicle, according to a press release by the WHP. No injuries were sustained during the crash.
At approximately 3 p.m. on Jan. 8, a Wyoming highway patrol trooper was investigating a commercial truck rollover crash and assisting other motorists who had slid into the ditch near mile post 375 on Interstate 80.
Even with six other law enforcement vehicles, WYDOT trucks and tow trucks on scene conducting traffic control of the scene after the crash, motorists were still traveling through the crash scene at 65 and 70 mph on the ice, according to the WYDOT release.
Secondary crashes into primary crash scenes are one of the biggest hazards first responders face in adverse weather conditions.
WYDOT reminds us to slow down on two lane highways and to move over on interstate highways while slowing down when you are approaching stopped emergency vehicles.