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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 11, 2014

Two Mo. officers injured in collision with SUV

One officer suffered nine broken ribs, a punctured lung and other injuries when a suspected drunken driver's SUV struck his patrol car
March 11, 2014

Ga. cops rescue man from blaze after pursuit, crash

A suspected car thief was rescued by Georgia officers after the vehicle he was driving caught on fire during a pursuit.
March 10, 2014

Violent traffic stop ends in window smashing, crash

Police in Redwood City, Calif. were forced to smash through a driver's window after repeated requests for the suspect to open his vehicle door. The driver then sped off, only to crash moments later.
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.



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

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with Travis Yates
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