A Minivan Hits a State Trooper’s Vehicle

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An Indiana state trooper survived an accident without injuries after the trooper’s patrol car was rear-ended while doing a traffic stop on Saturday morning.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said the crash occurred in Batesville on Saturday morning around 10:45 while the trooper was conducting a traffic stop of a semi-truck.

The trooper’s car was hit by a vehicle during the stop on eastbound I-74 near mile marker 152 in Ripley County. The trooper was outside his vehicle, speaking to the truck driver when his patrol car was hit by a minivan. The trooper had no injuries.

Four people of the minivan were taken to hospitals, including a six-year-old child who was severely injured. The occupants of the minivan are not in life-threatening condition.

Wheeles said the trooper’s emergency lights were on when the crash happened.

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Source: https://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana-news/indiana-state-trooper-uninjured-after-patrol-car-struck-during-traffic-stop/

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