The cruiser ran into South Dakota in a near-slip during a winter storm
brutality winter storm It caused a large semi-truck to slide directly into the path of a South Dakota Highway Patrol cruiser on a slippery highway.
According to the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:08 p.m. Thursday, law enforcement officers were dispatched to Interstate 90 near MP 395 for a casualty incident. South Dakota Highway Patrol Vehicle and semi-tractor/trailer.
The officer was providing traffic control for another crash When he almost lost control and crashed into the soldier’s car. Police said the truck driver was driving fast on snow-covered roads while visibility was low.
“Slow down! You’ve got a place to be,” the South Dakota Highway Patrol wrote in a Facebook post after the collision. “Ice and snow, go slow.”
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The policeman was in the car at the time of the accident and sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Sioux Falls, South Dakota Hospital for treatment.
The truck driver has been issued a permit to pass the road conditions.
Late winter blizzard It settled in the Upper Midwest on Saturday, blocking roads and adding to one of the snowiest seasons in recent decades.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the majority of southeastern South Dakota was expected to be under a wintry weather advisory through 7 a.m. Friday.
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“Plan for slippery road conditions. Blowing snow can significantly reduce visibility, with the occasional possibility of nearby blizzards, especially during snowfalls and in rural areas,” according to the advisory from the NWS. “Hazardous conditions can affect morning or evening commutes. Gusty winds can knock down tree branches.”
The Highway Patrol responded to a number of incidents that occurred in South Dakota on Thursday during harsh winter conditions and high winds.
The National Weather Service said some areas Upper Midwest You could see more than 12 inches of snow through Sunday, while other areas could see less Rain and sleet.
The storm is expected to move into the upper Great Lakes region on Sunday.