That car is gone.

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Scott1970, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Scott1970

    Scott1970

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    One of our guys was working a crash on the interstate the other night and was about to clear the scene when he got out of his car to show a new flashlight to a cop from a neighboring agency.

    He walked a short distance from his car when a distracted driver failed to see all the emergency lights from several vehicles. This is his car.

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    Here's the crazy part. The driver who hit him was sober, licensed and insured. He flipped his car due to the severity of the impact, but he's okay.
     
  2. apmcdaniel

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    That's nasty! Glad everyone is ok. Sober, but certainly distracted.


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  3. Oldschooltube

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    Glad everyone is ok.

    I try not to post in this forum as it’s for cops but I just want to give a big thank you to all you LEO.
     
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  4. texmex

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    If you cannot pay enough attention to see multiple police cars with their lights flashing, you should not be allowed to drive. Otherwise, the telephone poles, trees, pedestrians and cyclists don`t have any chance at all.
     
  5. Zut

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    To be honest with you guys, some of those light displays are so intense they almost cause a driver’s eyes to fixate on them. I have discussed this with my pilot buddies and we all agree that some light bars are just “over the top“ distracting...
     
  6. DAKA

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    I agree, the lights are mesmerizing, your eyes are drawn to them...and I guess you loose sight of the road.... then the ghoul factor takes over, I really DO NOT want to see the crash aftermath...I try not to look at the scene...
     
  7. agtman

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    It's non-stop action on the highways of tomorrow ...

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  8. drumgod

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    +1 on the over-bright lighting. I run a single Whelen lin3 on the back of my bikes as an aux brake light... One is bright and draws your attention... Twenty spread over a couple vehicles is blinding.
     
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  9. oldmick

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    Target fixation. Also well known issue on motorcycles. You go where you look.
     
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  10. knoxrocks222

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    They’re where they belong anyway :duel:
     
  11. hannstv

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    Check that driver's cell phone records to see if he was taking a call or texting.
     
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  12. unit 900

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    The corollary truism in shooting is 'the hands follow the eyes'. Same idea, physiology is hard to defeat.
     
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    That's crazy the driver flipped his vehicle! Glad no injuries to the officers!

    I was on the interstate coming back from the jail when I saw this guy on the feeder road speeding past me. I sped up and exited to go after him. As I gained on him, I could see him way up in front of me spin off of the road to the right. I stopped in the right lane with my emergency lights going next to another vehicle who had stopped before me to check on the driver. I called it out and was walking towards the crashed vehicle when WHAMMO! Some idiot sideswiped my unit! He sped off after striking my unit, and luckily, it wasn't as damaged as the OP's image. I pursued him a few miles down the road where I ended up arresting him for DWI and FTSRA.

    Then months later, my LT calls me into the office to write me up. He said it was my fault on the accident even after the accident review board had cleared me. This was the LT who wrote me up for two instances where scumbags had damaged my unit while they were in my custody. He was also the guy who had all USMC paraphernalia in his office rather than his current gig - LE station commander.
     
  14. OLY-M4gery

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    A lot of people try to video the police as they drive by.........

    The argument about bright lights, who do you suppose has the most time around emergency vehicles?? If you guessed LEO’s you are correct. If the lights were truly too bright the LEO’s would be complaining.

    l’m pretty sure the issue is more that people are trying to see what is going on where the flashy lights are, not just that the lights are bright. Move over or slow down, it’s the law in most places.
     
  15. screwman

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    I’ve been complaining about the lights for years. The older I get the more they bother me and the brighter they get.

    I worked in construction zones, and they’re just as bad.
     
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    I wish the lights were brighter... it helps get through the cataracts.

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  17. fastbolt

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    So, distracted driving (handheld electronic device) or impaired by being tired/falling asleep?


    No shortage of "black or white" folks who see the world through a rigid and inflexible lens. They think they're doing their part in setting the world right, but they're unaware they're really a bit of continually annoying grit in the grinding gears of how the world was really designed to work.
     
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  19. ranger1968

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    You would be amazed how often this happens...
     
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  20. G26-Has-my-6

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    I think it's called divine intervention that he left his car moments before it got hit.
     
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