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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.
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April 19, 2014

Critically injured NJ cop extricated from squad after crash with drunk

The driver who hit the police SUV ran from the crash and was caught by Lodi police a short time later - Full Story
April 18, 2014

Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

Random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways has wounded three and frightened many more - Full Story
April 15, 2014

Ill. cops' new fleet of squad cars still not on road

Row upon row of brand-new squad cars sit in a parking lot not far from the state fairgrounds in Springfield, waiting to be driven out onto state highways - Full Story
April 15, 2014

Video: Violent Iowa shootout captured on dash cam

Officer Brendan Zeimet was shot by 30-year-old Aaron Edward Scott on April 1 as he approached the suspect’s vehicle - Full Story
April 14, 2014

Ore. judge: Flashing headlights is free speech

Judge found that motorists flashing their headlights amounts to speech protected by the Oregon Constitution - Full Story
April 14, 2014

Video: Texas cop dodges motorcycle crash

Dash cam captured the moment when a Texas officer narrowly avoided being struck by a motorcycle during a traffic stop - Full Story
April 14, 2014

Suspect tries to run over Ill. cops, fatally shot

A man who tried to run over officers after a motel robbery was shot to death by police - Full Story
April 14, 2014

Report: Crown Vic squads still popular, despite safety issue

Safety advocates claimed the position of the fuel tank made the car more likely to burst into flames when struck from behind - Full Story
April 12, 2014

Chicago police: Infant injured, 1 killed in crash after police pursuit

Police began pursuing the vehicle after they witnessed the driver shooting from the car - Full Story
April 11, 2014
Puerto Rico officer involved in crash dies

Puerto Rico officer involved in crash dies

An officer in Puerto Rico died Thursday, six days after she was involved in a car crash - Full Story



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