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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 12, 2015

Car collides with fire truck in LA police pursuit

One suspected gunan died at the scene, another person was hospitalized in critical condition and two firefighters sustained minor injuries - Full Story
March 11, 2015

Ky. officer killed in three-car crash

Officer en route to training was killed in a crash early Wednesday - Full Story
March 11, 2015

Handcuffed Calif. man steals highway patrol SUV

Suspect was handcuffed and put in the front seat of a CHP SUV when the incident occurred - Full Story
March 10, 2015
License plate imprint in snow leads to Mass. suspects

License plate imprint in snow leads to Mass. suspects

Associated Press LAKEVILLE, Mass. — The imprint of a license plate in a snowbank proved to be the... - Full Story
March 10, 2015
Video: Ariz. suspects toss bales of pot down highway as cops pursue

Video: Ariz. suspects toss bales of pot down highway as cops pursue

Some of the pot bales that suspects tossed out of an SUV during a high-speed pursuit got picked up by passing vehicles - Full Story
March 09, 2015
Mysterious voice leads Utah cops to rescue toddler from river

Mysterious voice leads Utah cops to rescue toddler from river

As four Utah police officers approached an overturned car discovered below a bridge in an icy river, they heard a woman's voice asking softly for help - Full Story
March 08, 2015
Md. officer killed in traffic collision

Md. officer killed in traffic collision

Cruiser left the roadway and struck a wooden fence - Full Story
March 06, 2015

Pa. cop loses control of cruiser, crashes into vet clinic

The officer had to be cut out of his vehicle, but he wasn't hurt - Full Story
March 06, 2015

Woman crashes into squad, makes bomb threat at Miami airport

Bomb-sniffing dogs turned up nothing after the incident Thursday afternoon - Full Story
March 06, 2015

Shots fired at CHP officers; bullet hits patrol car

A two-officer patrol car stopped a vehicle when shots were fired in their direction - Full Story



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