Georgia man rear-ends ISP trooper assisting vehicle on I-57 in Jefferson County

Georgia man rear-ends ISP trooper assisting vehicle on I-57 in Jefferson County

BONNIE, IL — A Georgia man was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash and Failure to Yield to a Stationary Emergency Vehicle after he crashed into an Illinois State Police squad car. The ISP are investigating the two-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 57 southbound north of the Ina exit (mile post 87) in Jefferson County.

At approximately 8:28 a.m., an ISP Trooper responded to a motorist assist call where a vehicle had slid off the road and into the median. Once on scene, the Trooper pulled behind the stuck vehicle, stopping at the edge of the left lane and had the emergency lights activated in order to assist with directing traffic to the right. At approximately 9:09 a.m., while the Trooper was in his squad car, a Toyota Tundra crashed into the rear of the squad car, causing injury to the Trooper. The Trooper was transported via ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neither the driver of the Toyota, 54-year-old Chuong V. Nguyen nor his passenger, 49-year-old Kim N. Tran, both of Milledgeville, GA were injured.

The vehicle from the initial motorist assist was not involved.

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