An Eagan police officer who was damaged in a crash earlier this week has been upgraded from critical to severe condition, according to Regions Hospital, which announced the news on Friday morning.
Three vehicles, including a police cruiser, were involved in the incident on Tuesday, which resulted in the closure of northbound Interstate 35E in Eagan for more than seven hours.
Officer Kade Eggum, 22, was responding to an emergency call when a semi-truck slammed his squad car on the highway close to Yankee Doodle Road at around five in the morning, according to the police department.
Here we were given the tweet related to it:
This morning Officer Kade Eggum was responding to an emergency call when his squad was struck by a semi-truck on 35E and Yankee Doodle Road. He was transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition.
— Eagan Police (@EaganPolice) March 14, 2023
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Eggum was driving a squad car with its emergency lights on while in the right lane on 35E. He ran into a northbound semi while attempting to turn left at a median crossover.
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Before the squad came to a stop in the middle of the median, a third vehicle was struck on the passenger side. Eggum allegedly spent more than 20 minutes inside the ambulance before being taken to Regions, according to investigators, who claim he was cut out of the vehicle and loaded into the ambulance.
The native of New Prague has worked for the Eagan police force for a little more than a year, according to the department. The collision was being looked into by the Minnesota State Patrol.
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