WSP: Woman didn’t pull over for trooper, causing crash near Selah
SELAH, Wash. — An investigation has determined that a Selah woman caused a crash that involved a Washington State Patrol trooper Monday afternoon.
WSP says the Angela Hall, 44, was driving in front of Trooper Seth Berghoff, 38, on North Wenas Road around 4:20 p.m. as the trooper was heading to a separate collision.
Trooper Berghhoff struck the woman’s red Ford Explorer with his patrol car as she was making a left turn onto Nagler Road about a mile north of Selah.
The trooper had his lights and sirens on and was traveling at a high rate of speed, but Hall did not pull over for him as she was legally supposed to, according to a news release.
The trooper became trapped inside his vehicle as a result of the crash. He was removed following a difficult extrication process, a WSP spokesperson told KAPP-KVEW.
Both drivers were taken to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital with injuries. They are expected to be okay.
Hall was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.