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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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June 15, 2011

Handcuffed prostitute flees in stolen police car

The just-arrested woman got into the front seat and drove away - Full Story
June 12, 2011

Video: Runaway police cruiser crashes into cars

Officer failed to put his patrol car in park when he jumped out to chase a group of fleeing juveniles - Full Story
June 06, 2011

Texas officer accidentally hits, kills 2-year-old

Child had wandered into street; Officer placed on leave - Full Story
June 06, 2011

Detroit cop injured by wrong-way driver

Officer Charles Armor, a 17-year-veteran, is listed in serious condition with internal bleeding and broken bones - Full Story
June 01, 2011

Off-duty cop dies when car plunges into river

Philadelphia Sgt. Stephen Naughton, 55, had just left work at police headquarters - Full Story
May 30, 2011

Mass. troopers 'tired' of being hit by drunk drivers

Recent crash marks 23rd time in the past year and a half police vehicle has been hit by drunk driver - Full Story
May 30, 2011

New tech enables live, HD video from cruisers

Demo cruiser features 5 HD cameras; Capable of sending video to anyone over 4G wireless connection - Full Story
May 27, 2011

Video: Conn. cop saves man who crashed into cruiser

Lorin Webber got out of his cruiser and found the driver of the other car slumped over - Full Story
May 26, 2011

Calif. officer dead, another critical after funeral crash

The two motor officers collided during funeral for fellow officer, sending Officer Andrew Garton into oncoming traffic - Full Story
May 26, 2011

Video: Fla. deputy dragged by a motorcycle

62-year old deputy only moderately injured despite being dragged some 300 feet across intersection - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
with Travis Yates
Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)