Utah Highway Patrol trooper’s car hit while pulled over for traffic stop in Layton

A Trooper was hit from behind on I-15 in Layton on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

LAYTON, Utah, Sept. 26, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper who was making a traffic stop on Interstate 15 in Layton on Wednesday had his patrol car struck from behind by another southbound vehicle.

A statement released by the Utah Highway Patrol said the accident happened near mile marker 329.

“While on the traffic stop, a driver of a Chevy S-10 left its lane of travel and struck the rear of the trooper’s patrol car,” the UHP statement says. “The estimated speed of impact was approximately 25 mph.

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“The trooper was in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The trooper has a sore back, but is otherwise uninjured.”

The Davis County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident.

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