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MSP patrol vehicle rear-ended during traffic stop causing two crashes

Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 15:47:08-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan State Police patrol car was rear ended while conducting a traffic stop on southbound US-131 between 36th and 44th resulting in the closure of two US-131 lanes.


While Grand Rapids Post troopers were conducting a traffic stop, their patrol vehicle was rear-ended by a truck causing the driver of the patrol vehicle to have a minor leg injury.

No minor injuries occurred in the initial crash.

A second crash occurred as motorists drove into the original incident with no injuries reported.

Authorities are urging drivers to exercise caution in the area.

Police also encourage drivers and motorists to allow for a “reactionary gap” between cars as they travel, especially when there is an accident or traffic stop nearby.