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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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August 13, 2014

Off-duty NYPD cop among 2 killed in wrong-way crash

Officer Richard Christopher, 32, collided with the vehicle head-on during the morning rush hour traffic on the New York State Thruway.
August 13, 2014

Off-duty DC detective shot in carjacking

The detective was in his vehicle when he was approached by three suspects, who opened fire as the detective attempted to flee.
August 12, 2014

Mich. cop's traffic stop becomes race against time

A police officer’s quick reaction time likely saved the life of a driver shortly after she was stopped for a red light violation.
August 11, 2014

Iowa suspect collides with car, rams cop in pursuit

Dash cam footage has been released of a violent crash and a vehicular attack on an officer during a pursuit in Des Moines on August 6.
August 08, 2014

Conn. trooper seriously injured after car strikes him

Aaron Altenhein, the driver of a pickup truck whose bed liner had fallen off into the highway, was also hit.
August 07, 2014

Police search for suspect after pursuit ends in violent crash, escape

The force of the impact was so great the vehicle’s engine was launched from the car.
August 05, 2014

LAPD motorcycle cop injured in battle with motorist

The Tuesday altercation began as the officer attempted to detain a driver who walked away after being pulled over
August 05, 2014

Cops 'fight for survival' during fatal Ohio traffic stop

Officers Thomas Weigand and Mark Bode stopped an SUV after witnessing the driver change lanes without signaling, in addition to having an illegal window tint.
August 04, 2014

Drunk driver 'celebrates' after slamming into house during pursuit

The damage caused by the man's rampage is estimated to be upward of $100K.



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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.)