One fairly shudders to think what would have happened to Brian Bammert, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, had he not apparently been built like a truck.
Thirty-eight state troopers have been hit by cars since December. Two of them are Trpr. Bammert. He was hit by a car a couple of weeks ago. Bammert, 30, of Golden Valley was also hurt in last February’s snowstorm when he was hit in the leg by a car that had lost control on the ice at I-394 and Penn.
A year ago, about 14 state troopers were hit during the winter months. This year it’s close to 40.
On Thursday, the State Patrol in the St. Cloud area will hold a crackdown on people who don’t move over — or slow down — for emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
(Photo: Minnesota State Patrol)