State trooper shares photos of smashed up squad; reminds drivers to move over for law enforcement

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper is spreading a message after his squad was struck by a vehicle Sunday, December 4th, as the first accumulating snowfall fell in southeastern Wisconsin.

David Schmidt posted to Facebook Sunday, and said his squad was struck while he was inside it -- protecting another crash scene.

Schmidt said he suffered a minor injury in the crash that he said happened on northbound I-41, north of State Highway 60-- but he said "I will live to serve another day without permanent/life-altering effects. Other troopers have not been so lucky -- losing limbs and/or their life."

After the scary situation Sunday, Schmidt said he wants to remind drivers that Wisconsin law requires drivers to reduce speeds and move over for emergency vehicles on the roadway.

Schmidt also shared photos showing the damage done to his squad during the crash: