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Semi-truck slams into Wisconsin police officer’s vehicle after running a red light

connectVideoSemi-truck runs light, slams into police cruiser in Wisconsin

The Ashwaubenon Public Safety officer was initially trapped in his vehicle, but he managed to escape unscathed; the speeding driver was cited for driving too fast for the wintry conditions.

A police officer in Wisconsin, miraculously managed to escape injury Monday when a semi-truck hit a patch of ice and slammed into the cop’s vehicle, stunning video.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. as the officer was entering the intersection, Ashwaubenon Public Safety wrote on Facebook. The driver of the truck was an attempt to stop, but hit a patch of ice and slid into the officer’s vehicle.

The crash was caught on a dashcam video, because another agent was, according to the police the vehicle that was hit.

“When you’re looking at the video it seems as if the truck was moving very quickly,” Captain Jody Crocker of Ashwaubenon Public Safety, told FOX11. “The most important thing there is, is the fact he had a red light. He had to drive under the conditions where he would be able to stop if that light was turning red.”

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The impact of the crash sent the patrol car in the median of the roadway. The officer was initially trapped in the car, but eventually was able to get free, unharmed, police said.

The aftermath of a semi-truck hitting a police vehicle in Wisconsin on Monday.
(Ashwaubenon Public Safety)

“This is a good reminder to drive within a safe speed, so that you are able to stop and/or avoid crashes if the conditions deteriorate,” the ministry said in a Facebook post.

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The officer involved in the crash was not injured, officials said.
(Ashwaubenon Public Safety)

The driver of the truck involved in the crash was cited for operating too fast for the conditions. The crash closed the roadway for 2 1/2 hours, police said.

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“There should be no reason, a vehicle does not stop for a red light, does not slow down and yield to the yellow,” Crocker told FOX11.

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