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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 10, 2014

Dash cam captures deadly SC shooting

Dash cam footage out of South Carolina captures police conducting a traffic stop in August 2013 for a window tint violation. As one officer begins to conduct a pat-down of the suspects, one of the vehicle occupants attempts to escape. The running suspect shot at officers, and they were forced to open fire, killing him.
March 10, 2014

Nearly decapitated cop endures risky spinal surgery for job

Tenn. Trooper Lowell Russell hopes the surgery will enable him to get back on the job.
March 07, 2014

LAPD officer killed, second injured in crash

A Los Angeles police officer was killed and another seriously injured when their squad car collided with a big rig
March 06, 2014

Why you should stop using your cell while driving

Ralph Ireland noticed after watching his dash cam that the man driving the truck that pulled out in front of him was talking on his cell phone before the crash. The driver that pulled out was charged with failure to yield, but now there will be a further investigation thanks to the dash cam.
March 05, 2014

Fla. officer asks trooper to let him go after DUI stop

A Miami-Dade police officer who failed a roadside sobriety test repeatedy asked a Florida Highway Patrol trooper to look the other way.
March 04, 2014

Utah trooper sideswiped by semi-truck

Utah Trooper James Wright was inside his patrol car just after 6 a.m., finishing the paperwork on a traffic stop, when the massive truck slammed into the side of his vehicle.
February 27, 2014

Mysterious pursuit ends in high-speed crash

Police are still puzzled as to why a Lansing woman led police on a brief high-speed pursuit before crashing into a utility pole, after discovering drugs and alcohol weren’t factors in the incident.
February 26, 2014

Vegas police no longer responding to fender benders

On March 3, police will leave it up to drivers in minor accidents to do the right thing.
February 26, 2014

3 Calif. officers injured during pursuit, crash

A pursuit through residential streets resulted in a dramatic collision, injuring two sheriff's deputies. A third officer was also injured.



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