The past few days have apparently been hard on police cruisers.
A vehicle driven by Rex Wilhelm of Anchorage struck a stopped patrol car on the Glenn Highway near Fort Richardson about 3:40 p.m. Saturday. The officer,Jesse Elmore, had been waiting inside with his emergency lights flashing as another officer was dealing with a vehicle in distress ahead on the highway.
Injuries were minor, and no one required medical attention. Police attributed the wreck to severe weather conditions.
Then this afternoon, a troopers vehicle stopped along the Parks Highway was rear-ended in a collision that injured three and set a vehicle on fire. My colleague Rindi White is covering that wreck from the Valley. Check out her story here.