Idaho Trooper Nearly Struck While Investigating Another Crash

The Idaho State Police released dashcam footage showing a trooper walking away unscathed after an oncoming driver slammed into the crash scene he was investigating.

The incident took place on October 8 near Idaho 53 and Ramsey Road, with ISP Trooper Enrique Llerenas responding. According to authorities, the tow truck driver wasn’t the one responsible for the crash, but rather the driver of that red Toyota Tacoma.

“The tow truck was eastbound on SH 53 when a red Toyota Tacoma failed to yield and pulled into the tow truck driver’s path from Ramsey Road,” ISP reported on Wednesday. “The red Toyota Tacoma’s driver was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.”

Drivers in Idaho have to adhere to a so-called “move over” law, which requires you to slow down and move over, if possible, when approaching a stationary police or authorized emergency vehicle with flashing lights, as reported by the Idaho Statesman.

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According to a report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 11 officers were fatally struck by vehicles while standing on the side of the road in the first half of this year alone. Meanwhile, nationwide statistics show that 775 officers died between 2005 and 2017 – either by being struck or in crashes while on duty.

“Help keep our area’s first responders safe! Please slow down, move over, and pay attention when approaching emergency vehicles/incidents,” said the ISP in a tweet.

  • kachuks

    Go get a lotto ticket.

  • The Maga supporter was close to take one of his guys out… lol idi ot..

  • robotlogic

    Looks like someone was messing around with their phone.

  • A ?? THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

    Stop with this Police report, Copscoop

  • Ben

    I’m not a fan of police incidents or crashes on this blog. I see it on the news and frankly I try to avoid that too. I like this blog because it focuses on automotive news and has a good community of frequent posters. Now, if Autopilot or a major malfunction of the vehicle causes the crash, that’s different. But watch stupid people being stupid isn’t my cup of tea. Just my two cents.

  • eb110americana

    Flat bed tow carrying wrecked car wrecks into wrecked car while police investigate car wreck.

    • FFEMT6

      Say it 10 times. Lol

    • Eythan Aldrich

      you won the web for today

  • Bo Hanan

    The hand of God.

  • Alduin

    How many wrecks could a wreck truck wreck if a wreck truck could wreck trucks?

  • Paul

    It looks like the idiot coming from the other way ran the flashing red light. Cop was extremely lucky.

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