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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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Sleeping homeless woman run over by cruiser dies

The woman was lying under blankets on the grass when the cop drove through the park - Full Story


Another Mass. trooper hit by car on duty

Mass. police have launched a campaign telling motorists to slow down and change lanes when passing emergency vehicles - Full Story


Oklahoma City police chase

The suspect in this Oklahoma City police chase has some serious driving skills. He recovers twice when troopers spin out his vehicle on the freeway. He's not so lucky the third time, though.
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Video: Cops fight Ga. truck fire

Footage shows officers manning two fire hoses - Full Story


Calif. cop badly hurt in hit-run crash

Doug Barrett's patrol cruiser was broadsided by a driver who ran a red light, according to a witness - Full Story


NH cop quits after being charged with DWI

Joseph Collins was charged with drunken driving while his 4-year-old son was in the vehicle - Full Story


Struck-by incidents: A mid-year review and safety tips Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Struck-by incidents: A mid-year review and safety tips

Struck-by incidents are the second leading cause of accidental deaths to law enforcement - Full Story


Mo. billboards honor drunk driving victims

One-third of all traffic fatalities in 2008 involved drunk drivers - Full Story


Maine man intentionally crashes into squad car

Man who "wanted to kill himself" has been charged with felony aggravated assault and aggravated criminal mischief... "there may be additional charges" - Full Story


88 LEOs killed in line of duty in just six months Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

88 LEOs killed in line of duty in just six months

At mid-year 2010, LEO deaths are up considerably compared last year - Full Story

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