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Near Miss for Indiana State Trooper

(Lake County, IN) - An Indiana State Trooper experienced a near miss while in the line of duty Wednesday afternoon.


Just before 3:00 p.m., Sgt. Glen Fifield was conducting a routine traffic stop on I-80 in Lake County. A Chrysler minivan driven by a Lake County man veered off the highway for unknown reasons and bounced off the barrier wall. Sgt. Fifield was able to notice the vehicle coming towards him and jumped over the concrete barrier to safety, just as the minivan struck his squad car.


Four vehicles were involved in the crash. The minivan also took out a Nissan Altima driven by an elderly man form Oregon before being struck by another passing vehicle.


Amazingly, no one was seriously injured in the incident. Sgt. Fifield was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Field is a 24-year State Police veteran. When he’s not patrolling area interstates and dodging traffic, Sgt. Fifield often mans one of the police booths at the La Porte County Fair.

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