North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle hit after rear of car – Jamestown Sun

North Dakota Highway Patrol said a soldier’s vehicle was hit Wednesday, Jan. 5, during work in an earlier accident on Interstate 94 near Jamestown.

A patrolman was conducting traffic control in the right lane of I-94 near the mile marker 259 shortly after 2:20 p.m. after a vehicle hit a guardrail and was left unattended in the lane of right of I-94. North Dakota Department of Transportation plows were working in the area plowing the left lane east of the soldier’s location, and a second truck was parked behind the patrol car with all lights on.

A passenger car and SUV drove around the parked plow and moved into the right lane to pass the second plow working in the left lane, the patrol said. Patrol said the car attempted to slow down and was struck from behind by the SUV, causing the car to collide with the patrol vehicle.

All vehicles were towed off the scene. The occupants of the SUV were transported by Jamestown Area Ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center for treatment for their injuries.

The Jamestown Police Department and Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

The Jamestown Police Department is investigating the crash.

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