Man strikes patrol carSnowy conditions played a role when a passenger car struck a North Dakota Highway Patrol car Sunday afternoon.
Snowy conditions played a role when a passenger car struck a North Dakota Highway Patrol car Sunday afternoon.
About $700 in damage was reported Sunday in the two vehicle fender bender in Traill County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The accident happened at 3:45 p.m. in the north bound lane of Interstate 29 just outside of Hillsboro, N.D.
Trooper Kyle Stern, 40, Hillsboro, was in his 2010 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car parked on the median shoulder with his emergency lights flashing. He was directing traffic for a wrecker service that was towing some vehicles out of the median on I-29.
Reid D. Kemp, 18, Hamilton, N.D., was driving a 2004 Pontiac passenger vehicle, also northbound on I-29 when he lost control on the ice covered roadway and began to spin. He struck Stern on the right rear bumper of Stern’s vehicle causing damage to the bumper cover.
No injuries were reported and both drivers were wearing their seat belts.
Damage was estimated at $200 to the Pontiac and $500 to the Ford.
Possible charges may be filed and the crash remains under investigation.