POLK COUNTY, Iowa- A Polk County Sheriff's Deputy's squad car was struck from behind, around 6:20 A.M. this (Monday) morning, at mile marker 88.5 of Interstate-35, near Ankeny.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office tells WHO Radio News a southbound pick-up lost control and hit the patrol vehicle. Deputy Brian Anderson was inside the vehicle, was taken to a local hospital to be checked out as a precaution, but was released.
Deputy Anderson had been at the location, helping with traffic control related to a previous crash.
The Iowa State Patrol posted the photo on social media, along with a reminder for drivers to slow down, put down the phone and buckle up.