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Indiana State Police Car Struck by Semi Trailer

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Saturday afternoon, just after 12:30 p.m., an Indiana state trooper escaped serious injury after his police car was hit by a semi trailer on I-69 near the 267 mile marker. 

According to police, Trooper Chuck Meyer was investigating a crash in the median of northbound I-69 near the 267 mile marker. Trooper Meyer had his police car parked in the median with the emergency lights turned on. 

Trooper Meyer was out of his police car talking to the driver involved in the crash, when a second car slid off into the median. As Trooper Meyer was checking on the driver of the slide-off, a semi-tractor slid off the road into the median.

Trooper Meyer was forced to dive over the median barrier so he wouldn’t be run over by the semi-tractor. The semi-tractor didn’t hitting anything and it continued northbound on I-69.  

As Trooper Meyer was reporting the actions of the semi-tractor another semi-tractor pulling a box trailer slid into the median. Trooper Meyer, who was still standing outside of his police car, was forced again to quickly move out of the way to avoid being struck by the second semi. 

The semi, driven by 29-year-old Gabane Abdi, 29, drove between the trooper’s car and the median cable barrier. The semi’s box trailer struck Trooper Meyer’s police car. Neither Trooper Meyer nor anyone else was hit. 

Trooper Meyer was transported to a local hospital with pain to the right side of his body. The injury was sustained while avoiding both semi-tractors. No one else was injured.

Abdi was cited for reckless driving.

I-69 was wet and snow covered at the time of this crash. Troopers had worked numerous crashes and slide-offs prior to Trooper Meyer’s police car vein   g

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