MOORHEAD — A North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle was sideswiped by a passing vehicle Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14.
The NDHP vehicle was parked on the north shoulder of the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 on the Minnesota side of the Red River bridge with emergency lights on around 1:35 p.m. while the officer directed traffic at a crash, according to a release from NDHP.
A Chevrolet Malibu was westbound in the north lane when the driver, Habibullah Hematzada, lost control and struck the left side of the patrol car.
Hematzada, 35, of Fargo, was wearing a seat belt, and nobody was injured in the crash, which is under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol. The bridge was slippery at the time of the crash, the release said.
One day prior, a NDHP vehicle was rear-ended by a driver on I-94 in West Fargo. The driver in that crash sustained minor injuries, and the crash remains under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff's Office.