For the second time this year, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper was hurt when his patrol car was struck from behind, this time while parked on the shoulder of Interstate 15 just south of Ogden early Friday.
UHP Trooper Brandon Whitehead was transported to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden where he was treated for minor injuries and later released, Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. David MacInnes said.
The accident occurred about 1:10 a.m. as the trooper was sitting in his car on the right shoulder of northbound I-15, doing paperwork from a recent traffic stop. A northbound vehicle went out of control and veered off the right side of the freeway, striking the UHP unit in the rear.