Wyoming Highway Patrolman injured in collision

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that on October 28, at 8:53 a.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle collision. The collision occurred around milepost 14.9 on Highway 26 in the town of Guernsey, Wyoming. 

The trooper had stopped in the turning lane waiting for traffic to clear for him to turn into the Sinclair Gas Station. As the trooper was waiting for traffic to clear, an eastbound 2018 Chrysler entered the turning lane and collided head-on with the patrol vehicle. The trooper was transported to the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming, for injuries sustained in the crash.    

According to a report from the WHP, the driver of the Chrysler did not sustain any apparent injuries and was not transported.

In the report, the WHP reminded motorists to never drive distracted and always wear their seatbelts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration distracted driving was responsible for over 3,000 deaths in 2019.

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  1. This is concerning on so many levels. These Law enforcement officers are out there risking their lives on a daily basis to keep us safe and yet our Government that pays their wages is allowing the auto industry to make self driving vehicles for people that are already distracted to drive. How does that make any sense ???

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