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An Illinois State Police squad car was struck in Scott’s Law related crash in southern Illinois

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The ISP squad car damaged in Scott's Law violation in Wayne County on Sept. 5, 2022.

An Illinois State Police trooper received minor injuries after his squad car was hit in southern Illinois.

Just before 8 p.m. Monday, a Trooper was standing outside of the vehicle assisting another Trooper with enforcement duties on the right shoulder of Interstate 64 in Wayne County when his squad car was sideswiped.

A gray Dodge half ton pickup truck, traveling westbound on Interstate 64, failed to yield collided with the left rear quarter panel area of the ISP squad car.

The Trooper was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The uninjured driver of the Dodge, 72-year-old Elvie J. Cagle of Chesterfield, Illinois was issued a citation for a violation of Scott’s Law – Improper Passing of an Emergency Vehicle and Improper Lane Usage.

So far this year, there have been 18 ISP squad cars struck in relation to the Move Over Law and seven Troopers have sustained injuries from Move Over Law-related crashes.

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