Trooper struck, injured by pickup truck in Snoqualmie Pass
Posted on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 8:46 am
SNOQUALMIE PASS, WA – A Washington State Patrol trooper was struck and injured while responding to a call in Snoqualmie Pass on Sunday morning, KING 5 reports.
@wastatepatrol trooper was struck EB 90 around MP 51. He was out with an abandoned vehicle facing the wrong way when the pickup lost control and struck his patrol car. Trooper transported with ankle, neck and back injuries. The other driver has an arm injury. pic.twitter.com/OysclaShok
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) March 21, 2021
Trooper Rick Johnson, the PIO for WSP’s District 2, says that the incident occurred at about 9 a.m. on March 21, near milepost 51 on eastbound I-90. The trooper was dealing with an abandoned vehicle that was found facing the wrong way on the interstate when the driver of a pickup truck lost control of his vehicle and collided with the trooper’s SUV. Emergency responders transported the trooper to a nearby hospital with neck, back and ankle injuries. That individual’s identity and current condition have not been made public.
The truck’s driver also suffered arm injuries.
Motorists in the area could expect delays of about half an hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.
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