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Dash cam showing Viroqua Police car hit by semi trailer

Viroqua Police officer hurt after squad car hit by semi-trailer

A dash-camera caught the moment of a semi-truck and trailer sliding out of control, and then striking a Viroqua Police Department squad car. The officer inside the squad car was affected with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Viroqua Police Department published a video on their Facebook page showing the crash on Main Street around 9:22 a.m. Friday morning.

The post said the officer, whose name wasn’t revealed to the public, was headed south and the semi traveling north.

It said the driver of the semi, Scott Kunda of Winona, was driving too fast for conditions and lost control coming around a corner. The trailer jacknifed into the oncoming lanes and struck the squad car.

The post said the officer was then taken out of the squad car then went to admitted to Vernon Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi wasn’t hurt.

The police department said the squad was totaled while the semi and trailer had moderate damage.

Wisconsin State Patrol, Vernon County Sheriff’s Department, Tri-State Ambulance and the Viroqua Fire Department provided their help at at the scene.

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