Southbound Interstate 5 traffic was delayed near Maytown Thursday afternoon after a driver ran into a Washington State Patrol vehicle on the side of the freeway, a spokeswoman said.
The Washington State Patrol captain driving the vehicle was not injured, but a passenger in the patrol vehicle was hurt and taken to an area hospital, Trooper Johnna Batiste said.
About 3:45 p.m. Thursday, the captain had pulled over to the left shoulder to assist a disabled motorist.
“The captain’s vehicle was struck by a car traveling south that left the road and hit the right side rear of the vehicle,” Batiste said.
The passing motorist who hit the vehicle faces a possible citation.
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