Trooper Escapes Injury after His Car Rear-ended by Semi-Truck

The Chevrolet Impala patrol car sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene. The Peterbilt semi-truck was driven from the scene with minor damage. Hernandez will face an initial citation for speeding and another for failing to properly yield to an emergency vehicle. Drivers are reminded when yielding to emergency vehicles they are to pull to the right and stop when safe to do so, driving to the right shoulder out of the lane of travel. Stopping within the lane of travel of an Interstate is extremely dangerous for all drivers. Motorists are also reminded that when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle they are to move to the lane away from the stopped vehicle and/or to reduce their speed to pass safely.