Pickup Truck Driven by Minnesotan Rear-Ends Hudson, WI Police Squad Car on I-94 Bridge
Photo: Hudson Police Department/Facebook
October 17, 2016 12:50 PM
Police in Hudson, Wisconsin, are reminding drivers to slow down after a Hudson squad car was rear-ended while an officer was helping a stranded motorist on the Interstate 94 bridge.
The crash was reported at 9:24 a.m. Monday on the Hudson Bridge in Washington County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Hudson police officer was helping with a stalled vehicle that was blocking the left lane of the bridge when a 2012 Ford pickup rear-ended the squad car, causing it to cross all lanes of traffic and crash into the right wall.
The state patrol says the squad’s emergency lights were activated at the time but that no one was inside.
The driver of the pickup was identified as 31-year-old Derik Sands of St. Paul. He had non-life threatening injuries, according to the state patrol.
“Please remember to slow down and move over when you see an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights on,” the Hudson Police Department posted on Facebook in response to the crash.