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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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July 02, 2013

Video: Cop suffers medical condition, crashes squad

The identity of the officer and details of the crash have not been released - Full Story
June 25, 2013
La. officer killed in single-vehicle crash

La. officer killed in single-vehicle crash

Steven G. Netherland, 54, lost control of his vehicle driving through a construction zone and was ejected from his squad - Full Story
June 24, 2013

NY police unit focuses on deadly crashes

With the crime rate at a record low, one police unit has shifted their focus to fatal car accidents - Full Story
June 19, 2013

Video: Mich. officer hit by 'super drunk' driver in drive-thru

Robert Addie was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison for the incident - Full Story
June 17, 2013

Video: Dashcam captures girl being struck by patrol car

Girl only suffered minor scratches and bruises - Full Story
June 12, 2013

Alaska cops' new policy: No shooting at suspects using vehicles as weapons

The city's police officers have been instructed not to shoot at suspects who are using vehicles as weapons - Full Story
June 10, 2013

NJ cop charged in fatal shooting following 'road rage' incident

A road rage incident caused both vehicles involved to pull over, and as one man approached, the second, a cop, fired - Full Story
June 10, 2013

Police: Handcuffed man stole Pa. police cruiser

State police say they arrested 26-year-old Anthony Fox on drug offenses before stealing the squad, then crashing it - Full Story
June 07, 2013

Utah officer dragged during pursuit, suspect charged

The suspect is being held on a slew of charges, including possession of a firearm by a restricted person, aggravated assault, and failure to stop at the command of police - Full Story
June 04, 2013

Video: Officer hurt in rollover crash caused by sleeping driver

Officer Jason Starks was seriously injured when his cruiser was hit by a sleeping driver's car, officials say - Full Story



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