A 8-year veteran of the Washington State patrol, a 32-year-old-man, was injured in a car accident when his patrol car was hit by an out-of-control pick-up truck on Interstate 90 east of Issaquah. The officer was parked alongside the highway investigating a previous accident when his patrol car was hit.
According to The Seattle Times report, the driver of the pick up truck, a 2005 Dodge Dakota, was driving too fast for the icy and slushy freeway conditions. Apparently, the driver lost control and the truck slid across three lanes of traffic, slamming into the rear of the state patrol car. The force of the accident pushed the patrol car into the parked Volvo that was involved in the accident the officer was investigating.
The patrol car has serious damage from the accident with the entire rear end of the car crumpled.
The State Patrol is investigating the driver for driving too fast for the conditions. A motorist must exercise due care and caution when driving during winter conditions. Often this requires the driver to drive under the posted speed limit.
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