The patrol says the trooper’s SUV was parked on the inside shoulder of Interstate 380 southbound, while he was assisting a motorist whose vehicle had gone into the median.
A 2006 Toyota Camry driven by 22-year-old Brittany Anderson, of Charles City, was traveling south on I-380, when the car went out of control and struck the rear of the trooper’s 2015 Ford Explorer, causing the SUV to enter the median.
The Camry crossed both lanes of traffic and came to rest in the ditch. Authorities say Anderson was driving too fast for conditions when the crash occurred at around 9:20 AM Sunday.
The trooper, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported by private vehicle to St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Anderson was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation.
By Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein