MSHP cruiser struck during accident investigation; 3 injured in crash

Legal News for Missouri Auto Accident Attorneys. A State Highway Patrol cruiser was rear-ended during a previous accident investigation.

Auto accident attorney alerts- MSHP car became involved in crash on Route 63.

Adair County, MO (News)—A Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) trooper was in the process of conducting an accident investigation when his cruiser was violently struck from behind by another vehicle, subsequently causing a chain-reaction crash that injured three people. The incident occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2010, according to information provided by

A MSHP trooper, identified as Cary F. Porter, was allegedly investigating a prior motor vehicle accident involving a 1999 Volkswagen, before his 2008 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was hit by an oncoming 2001 Honda. The patrol car was situated on the side of the northbound lanes of U.S. Route 63 at the time. The unidentified driver of the Volkswagen was reported sitting in the patrol cruiser when the Honda, driven by 19-year-old Michael J. Gambach, lost control and rear-ended the vehicle. On impact, the Volkswagen parked in front of the patrol cruiser was hit as well. The Honda allegedly careened southbound on the northbound lanes of the roadway, veered east and then struck both a gas line and a telephone pole before coming to a rest.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly responded to transport Porter, Gambach, and 20-year-old James C. Williamson, a passenger in the Honda, to Northeast Regional Medical Center via Adair County Ambulance. Medical professionals allegedly treated the injured victims and then released them. Injuries were deemed minor. Investigations by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department are underway.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Missouri Auto Accident Lawyers.