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Published March 06, 2011, 08:32 PM

ND Trooper Escapes Injury When Patrol Car Hit

A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper escaped injury when his squad car was hit on Interstate 29 in eastern North Dakota's Traill County.

By: Associated Press,

HILLSBORO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper escaped injury when his squad car was hit on Interstate 29 in eastern North Dakota's Traill County.

The patrol says 40-year-old Kyle Stern parked on the median shoulder with his lights flashing Sunday afternoon to direct traffic for a wrecker service after about half a dozen vehicles slid in the ditch.

Authorities say Stern's patrol car was hit in the right rear bumper by a car that spun out of control on the icy interstate. Damage was described as minor. The 18-year-old driver of the car also escaped injury.

Snow and blowing snow led to numerous accidents in the region Sunday.

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