FRIDAY 5/29/2020 9:18 a.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay Police have released more information after a squad car was struck while the officer was investigating a separate crash Thursday evening.
Police says the GBPD SUV was stopped on an off-ramp from Highway 54/57 just after 5:30 p.m. The marked SUV had emergency lights activated while stopped.
A 17-year-old driving a Dodge Ram truck was traveling on the same off-ramp when it rear-ended the squad car, causing significant damage to both vehicles. He told police he was unable to see the SUV at first and when he realized the vehicle was stopped, he began braking but lost control on the wet roadway, causing the crash.
The 17-year-old and the officer were not injured in the crash.
Green Bay Police are reminding the public that the avoidable situation is a reminder of the need to travel at safe speeds, especially during times of bad weather or unsafe road conditions.
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Original Story: Green Bay Police squad car struck while officer was investigating separate crash
FRIDAY 5/29/2020 6:55 a.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A Green Bay Police officer’s squad car was totaled Thursday while the officer was investigating a crash.
Authorities say it happened along Highway 54-57 to southbound 43. As the officer was outside of his vehicle investigating the crash, a second vehicle lost control and rear-ended the squad car.
A GBPD lieutenant tell WFRV Local 5 there was no alcohol involved and he believes the crash with the squad car was partially due to slick roads and distracted driving. No injuries were reported in the incident.