MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says two people have been injured after a state patrol squad was struck at a traffic stop in Goodhue County.
According to the state patrol, the incident occurred on southbound Highway 52 in Minneola Township Sunday evening.
The state patrol says before the crash, a Ford Taurus state patrol squad was on a traffic stop with a Ford Focus on the median side, partially in the left lane. Then, a Ford Fusion traveling southbound on the highway struck the rear of the squad car, pushing the squad into the Focus.
The driver of the Ford Focus, a 35-year-old Byron man, suffered non-life threatening injuries in the collision.
The driver of the Ford Fusion, a 22-year-old White Bear Lake woman, also suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and no alcohol was involved, according to the state patrol.
The condition of the trooper was not released.