Home  >  Topics  > 

Vehicle Incidents and Issues

Vehicle Incidents and Issues

Vehicle Incidents and Issues

The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
Main News Columns Videos Photos

News

Calif. K-9 dies in car when AC fails

Calif. K-9 dies in car when AC fails

Suffering from the heat, the dog was rushed to a veterinarian where he was pronounced dead - Full Story

News

Baltimore cops probe police transport van sign

Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" - Full Story

News

Video: Iowa state trooper hit by semi

Trooper was helping with traffic control when a semi-trailer carrying batteries lost control - Full Story

Videos

Cuffed Ark. woman steals and crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle.

GREENWOOD (KFSM)- Jessica Sterling, 23, is in custody after she stole a Greenwood Police Department patrol car Tuesday (June 16) and crashed into a gas well, according to the Greenwood Police Department.

Police shut down a portion of Long Ridge Road following the crash and said it’ll be blocked off until the gas well is shut off and the wreck is cleaned up. Gas was leaking, but no one was in danger or evacuated, police said.

According to Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson, his officers were called to a domestic dispute on Dogwood Street where Sterling fled in her own car taking police on a high-speed chase. Officers stopped the suspect after she crashed into a fence on South Coker Street and had to secure her wrists behind her back because she was being aggressive, Dawson said.

GreenwoodPolice3

While she was in the back of the patrol car, Sterling attempted to break out of a rear window and officers then secured her wrists behind her back, as well as using leg irons and a hobble. While officers inspected Sterling’s vehicle, she removed the hobble, transitioned the cuffs from the back to the front of her and was able to slide open the partition window and climb to the front of the car. She then sped off in the officer’s vehicle and eventually crashed into a gas well on Long Ridge Road overturning the car and setting off a gas leak, according to Dawson.

Dawson said she traveled a total of about four miles in the vehicle.

When officers arrived on the scene of the second crash, Sterling was attempting to get an assault rifle out of a locked gun box, Dawson said.

Sterling faces 15 charges including DWI, criminal mischief and theft of property.

News

Video: Cuffed Ark. woman steals, crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle - Full Story

News

Detroit officials call for stricter policies in pursuits

Detroit officials call for stricter policies in pursuits

National statistics show Mich. is one of the deadliest states when it comes to the number of people killed in pursuits - Full Story

News

Police make arrest after hearse with body stolen in Ga.

Driver drove right through the gates of the hospital morgue - Full Story

News

Driver fleeing Mich. police charged in crash that killed 2 kids

Driver fleeing Mich. police charged in crash that killed 2 kids

A parole absconder was charged Friday with two counts of second-degree murder in a pursuit that left two children dead and four other people injured - Full Story

News

Calif. officer killed in high-speed pursuit

Calif. officer killed in high-speed pursuit

The pursuit began during a traffic stop of an unlicensed vehicle - Full Story



Sponsored by

Sign up for FREE eNewsletters

Enter your email address below:

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

TechBeat TechBeat
with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
with Travis Yates