Utah Highway Patrolman sustains minor injuries after patrol vehicle is hit on I-15 in Weber County

Utah Highway Patrolman sustains minor injuries after patrol vehicle is hit on I 15 in Weber County pic1 Utah Highway Patrolman sustains minor injuries after patrol vehicle is hit on I 15 in Weber County pic2

May 29, 2024

A Utah Highway Patrolman walked away with minor injuries after his patrol car was hit, twice, in Weber County when he pulled off to the shoulder to clear debris off the freeway.

The incident happened Tuesday, May 28, 2024, on I-15 in West Haven, near 2100 South.

Officials reported Utah Trooper Wirth was sent to the area on a report of a piece of plywood in the lanes of the freeway. While responding to the debris, Trooper Wirth parked his patrol vehicle on the shoulder of I-15 and activated his emergency lights.

A short time later, another driver in the area swerved to avoid the plywood in the road, colliding directly into the rear of the trooper's vehicle.

After the initial impact, the patrol car was then pushed into traffic where, officials report, it was struck again by a second vehicle.

Despite the major damage to Trooper Wirth’s patrol car, officials report everyone involved only sustained minor injuries.

This is yet another reminder to drivers, please remember if you can’t “Move Over”, use caution and slow your speed.

Observing State’s “Move Over” laws not only keep our troopers safe but, all emergency personnel, construction workers, or anyone who is pulled off or parked on the side of the road.Line