Second time this week, Kansas Highway Patrol cruiser struck

Officers were not seriously injured in both crashes, Move Over Law has been in place for more than a decade in Kansas
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Trooper was trapped inside cruiser initially and fire crews has to use the Hurst Tool former known as Jaws of Life.

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Trooper was able to go home with family Saturday night. All images courtesy Kansas Highway Patrol.

SHAWNEE COUNTY, Kan. — This is the 2nd Trooper that has been struck on the side of a Kansas highway in less than a week.

Master Trooper White had just finished assisting a motorist that had stopped on the shoulder on the Kansas Turnpike just south of Topeka. His vehicle was struck by a commercial motor vehicle that failed to move over for him and he was initially trapped inside his vehicle.” — KHP

The officer was transported to the hospital but officials state the officer will be okay. He was able to go home with family Saturday evening.

EARLIER THIS WEEK 👉🏽 Commercial Vehicle Inspection, Kansas Patrol Trooper slammed on interstate 

“Only 3 feet separates us from traffic,” KHP state in a media release, “keeping first responders safe is the 1st line of keeping our highways safe.”

KHP Trooper struck.

This Trooper was struck while performing a commercial vehicle inspection on I-70 earlier this week.

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Fire crews use the Hurst Tool to extricate Trooper from vehicle. Formerly known as the Jaws of Life.