Speeding cars lose control in road conditions and rear-end MSP patrol cars in unrelated crashes

Two Michigan State Police patrol cars were struck on Saturday.

The first crash happened on I-696 near Greenfield.

A metro north trooper was investigating a traffic crash on the right shoulder with his emergency lights on, police said. The driver of a car was driving too fast for the conditions, lost control, and struck the patrol car.  

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No one was in the patrol car at the time of the crash, and no one was injured, police said.

The second crash happened on I-275 near 5 Mile.

A metro south trooper was investigating a traffic crash. Another trooper was parked behind them to ensure other drivers could see them, police said.

A driver was going too fast for the conditions when they lost control and struck the rear of the second patrol car.

Two occupants in the at-fault vehicle went to the hospital for injuries. The trooper was transported by EMS for neck pain as a precaution and has been released.

The 51-year-old at-fault driver from Saginaw was cited for careless driving. 

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