Police: Oregon State trooper struck while helping disabled motorist
COOS BAY, Ore. – Oregon State Police said a trooper was struck while helping a disabled motorist on Highway 101 near Coos Bay Friday.
Police say the crash occurred near milepost 280 at about 3 p.m. Friday.
They say the trooper was out of his vehicle, working on a non-injury crash when another vehicle struck his patrol car.
The trooper was not injured.
Police remind the public the law requires drivers to move over or slow down 5 miles per hour below the posted speed limit when they see emergency vehicles, tow trucks or roadside assistance vehicles stopped with emergency lights on.