Semi Tractor Trailer Smashes Cop Car

Rogers, MN - A Rogers police SUV, a Minnesota State Patrol squad car, a tow truck and a jackknifed semi all had their lights flashing. 200 yards away, another squad car was warning drivers of the crash ahead. But all of those precautions couldn't stop a semi before it smashed into a police officer and state trooper Monday night on Interstate 94 in Rogers, Minn. Rogers Police Officer Jared Peterson was banged up, with bumps and bruises, but will be fine – incredible when you see the dash cam video of the crash. The trooper hit by the semi was not seriously injured. “He remembers hearing the semi truck's horn, and then there was an explosion,” said Rogers Police Chief Jeffrey Beahen. “He actually was stunned and got out of his car and got out on to the highway. I don't think he really knew what was going on for a few seconds.” Chief Beahen said way too many drivers were going way too fast for the conditions Monday -- many at freeway speeds. The chief said even after the impact, other semis were "threading the needle" between the two jackknifed semis, and doing that at 55 to 60 mph. An investigation into whether there will be any citations or charges filed will be done by the Hennepin County sheriff's office.