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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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March 16, 2013

Video: Child, 12, leads police on off-road pursuit

It took two sets of spike strips to stop the juvenile from fleeing police - Full Story
March 15, 2013

New video shows stolen cruiser strike officer

The couple who stole 2 cruisers during a heroin-fueled crime spree hit an officer, breaking his leg - Full Story
March 14, 2013
Canadian officer killed after bus slams cruiser

Canadian officer killed after bus slams cruiser

Jennifer Kovach was responding to a call just after midnight when a city bus hit her cruiser at an intersection - Full Story
March 13, 2013

Crazed man shot after ramming U.S. Marshal's SUV

The man inexplicably approached the agent, yelling, then got in his vehicle and crashed several times into the SUV - Full Story
March 13, 2013

Fla. police shoot, kill man who jumped into cruiser

The man broke free from police and attempted to run them over using their own vehicle - Full Story
March 12, 2013

Video: Car-stopping 'suitcase' a safer alternative to spike strips?

Manufacturers claim it allows officers to better distance themselves from speeding, swerving vehicles - Full Story
March 12, 2013

2 Ohio officers injured, suspect dead after shootout

The officers pulled the suspect over, but before they could get out of their vehicle, the suspect allegedly got out of his car and started shooting - Full Story
March 12, 2013

Video: Iowa officer pulls unconscious driver from flames

Officer Zac McDowell wasn't injured Sunday night when he saved 18-year-old Ian Waseskuk, who was doing doughnuts when he hit an AC unit - Full Story
March 11, 2013

Photo: Ariz. officer recovering after triple rollover

The officer was responding to a call of a gas leak in a home where children were unresponsive when he lost control of his vehicle - Full Story
March 11, 2013

Video: Cop dragged from suspect's vehicle, police shoot driver

The suspect was shot 4 times after fleeing police when one officer jumped into his car to assure that it would not move - Full Story



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