LITTLE ROCK, AR (KFVS) - An Arkansas State Police officer was injured after a crash where his vehicle was rear-ended off of the interstate near a construction zone.
According to Danny Straessle, Public Information Officer with Arkansas Department of Transportation, it happened in Hot Spring County at the 81 mile marker on the Clark County Line on Thursday, Dec. 6.
A merge was set down to one lane on the bridge going westbound.
The officer with Arkansas Highway Police was on the inside shoulder of Interstate 30 with his blue lights on urging drivers to merge and was rear-ended by a vehicle.
There is no information on the other driver’s condition.
The officer was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital and sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Strassle said this crash stresses it is dangerous working on or by the Interstate. The officer’s car was on shoulder and not in a driving lane.
He said to use this as an opportunity: if you pull over on side of interstate, you are not in safe and are in danger.
He added distracted driving is at all time high.