Dashcam video: Car crashes head-on into trooper

Michigan State Police is warning motorists about icy roads after a car skidded straight into a patrol vehicle

By Matt Durr

INDEPENDENCE CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Dash cam footage of a two-car crash involving a trooper with the Michigan State Police is being shared in hopes of reminding motorists to slow down as roads get icy. The crash took place Monday morning around 7 a.m. on Sashabaw Road near I-75.

The trooper was headed northbound on Sashabaw Road when the 18-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Impala — who was traveling southbound — lost control of her vehicle and drove into oncoming traffic. The video shows the officer applying the brakes as the car comes into his path before the cars collide head on.

The airbags deployed in both vehicles, but the trooped was uninjured. The driver and a passenger in the Impala suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment at the scene.

Icy roads were to blame for the crash as Monday marked one of the first mornings this fall where roadways in the metro Detroit area had ice or snow on them. MSP is asking all motorists to slow down and to use caution when driving on slick or icy roads.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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