State police remind drivers to move over after patrol car is hit by semi truck

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 22:50:58-05

(WXYZ) — A Michigan State Police patrol car was side swiped by a semi truck traveling westbound on I-96 Monday afternoon. There were no injuries reported, however, state police are using this as a reminder to drivers that it's the law to move over for stopped police vehicles.

Troopers who were assigned to the Metro South Post were on westbound I-96 near Michigan Avenue closing a lane due to a crash.

A semi truck traveling westbound side swiped the patrol car, hitting the cruiser's side mirror and its front passenger side, which broke the axle and detached the tire.

The semi-truck driver was given a citation for failure to yield for a stationary emergency vehicle. Michigan's newly expanded Move Over law went into effect in February, requiring drivers to slow down to 10 miles per over and move over a lane. Failure to do so could result in an up to $400 fine.