Dodge County Sheriffs Dept Investigating State Patrol Involved Accident

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an accident in which a State Patrol squad car from the Fond du Lac Post was hit. The squad car was parked on the median shoulder of southbound I-41 near the Dodge/Fond du Lac County line investigating a traffic incident last Friday night. Its emergency lights and the lights of a tow truck were flashing as the tow truck was removing a vehicle from the median. That’s when a southbound car driven by a 23 year old Fond du Lac man merged left trying to avoid slowing traffic in the right lane and struck the trooper’s car. The trooper was seated in the squad car, but wasn’t hurt. The Fond du Lac man suffered a bump to the head. Snow was falling and the interstate was snow-covered and slippery at the time. Drivers are required to slow down and move over at the scene of a traffic emergency.