Driver crashes into police patrol car that was stopped on the side of I-96

OTTAWA COUNTY, MICH. - On Saturday evening, Dec. 23, a 65-year-old driver crashed into an Ottawa County Sheriff's patrol car that was stopped on the side of I-96. 

Around 6:06 p.m., the Ottawa County Sheriff deputy was stopped on the side of the highway outside the travel lanes after it had pulled a car over on westbound 1-96 near 48th Avenue. The patrol car had its lights activated and the officer was talking to the driver of the stopped car. 

While the officer was out of his vehicle, a 2016 Kia Soul crashed into the patrol car, crossing both lanes of the highway and coming to a rest about 100 yards away. 

The driver of the Kia was not injured in the accident, and she was wearing a seatbelt. Neither the police officer nor the people in the stopped car were injured. 

The westbound lanes of I-96 were closed for about 15 minutes while the cars were cleared off the road. 

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, the 65-year-old driver was cited for failing to stop for a stopped emergency vehicle. 

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