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Alabama: Anniston Officer Struck by Vehicle While Responding to Traffic Accident
Anniston police say one of their officers is being treated at the hospital after he was struck while responding to a traffic accident. The officer was working a single-vehicle wreck in the 2500 block of McClellan Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday when he was struck. Police say the suspect fled the scene but has been located and identified. Another story can be found at: http://www.myfoxal.com/story/27919969/anniston-officer-struck-by-vehicle-while-responding-to-traffic-accident
Maryland: Paramedic Erik Steciak Remembered as Intensely Dedicated, Energetic
Friends, family and first responders from across Maryland converged in Howard County Sunday to say goodbye to a fire captain and paramedic killed while responding to an accident in Harford County.It was a solemn farewell full of memories and heartfelt stories about Steciak. Looking out at the crowd of mourners, his twin brother, Daniel Steciak, said it's clear that the first responder touched lives for the better.
Texas: Officer Hit by Car During Police Chase; 2 Arrested
A Killeen police officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after being hit during a police chase. Police say they responded to reports of a silver Volkswagen Jetta driving recklessly near Stan Schlueter and Central Texas Expressway just before 1:30 p.m. The caller followed the Jetta onto Stan Schlueter, where police then began pursuing the vehicle.
California: Procession Honors Local Tow Truck Driver
Family and coworkers of a tow truck driver who was hit and killed over the weekend held a rolling memorial Wednesday morning to pay tribute to the man. Jabar Issa, a father of three, was struck and killed by a pickup truck Saturday morning while helping a driver fix a flat tire on State Route 78 in San Marcos. He was on the call for his company Sky Towing when the pickup veered off the road and struck him. A second tow truck driver was also seriously injured in the crash. Another story can be found at: http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/Memorial-for-tow-truck-driver-killed-on-the-job-289321661.html
Georgia: Fund Set Up for Firefighter Hit by Pickup Truck
A firefighter struck by a vehicle while on duty in Haralson County on Tuesday evening might not be back on the job for a while. According to troopers with the Georgia State Patrol, Curtis Wilson, 31, responded to a fuel spill in the southbound lanes of Georgia Highway 100 near Interstate 20. They say Wilson was standing in the lane of traffic when he was struck by a pickup truck. He was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center. A fund has been set up to help Wilson, who is a full-time firefighter in Paulding County, but works part time for Haralson County. The funds go through the North American Blue Police & Fire Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) charity, but will go directly to Wilson.
Virginia: Galax Police Officer Returns to Work After Being Hit by Car
A Galax police officer is back on duty this week after being hit by a car last Thursday. Officer Jacob Vaughan came back to work at the police department Tuesday. Vaughan suffered minor leg and back injuries when he was struck by a vehicle during a foot pursuit. It all happened when a prisoner Vaughan was transporting got out of the police car and tried to escape.
North Carolina: Man Arrested After Winston-Salem Police Officer Hit by Vehicle
A man was arrested on suspicion of hitting a Winston-Salem police officer with a vehicle Tuesday.U.S. Marshals officials said the Winston-Salem officer had pulled over Obrien for a driving violation Tuesday. Obrien hit the officer with his vehicle while pulling away from the traffic stop, U.S. Marshals officials said.
Minnesota: "ASK A TROOPER" by Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the Minnesota State Patrol
Minnesota does have a law making it illegal for drivers to read/compose/send text messages and emails, or access the internet using a wireless device while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic. I believe that distracted driving, namely texting and using the internet on our phones, is a major distraction that causes many crashes. I've based this belief not only on my years of training and experience from several traffic stops and crashes, but also on the statistics
Alabama: Highway Patrol Says that Move-Over Law is regularly Violated
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the state's move-over law is violated "on a regular basis." Highway patrol officers say the law is there for the safety of everyone on Alabama's roadways - whether that's you, the motorist, or emergency personnel who respond to wrecks and emergencies.
New York: Firefighter Struck by Fellow Firefighter's Vehicle at Litchfield Fire
A vehicle driven by a Cedarville firefighter struck a fellow firefighter as they arrived at Tuesday afternoon's fire at 437 Jerusalem Hill Road. Jones Jr., 61, of Winfield, was taken to Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, St. Luke's campus, with multiple fractures to his leg and arm, state police said. Troopers said a pickup truck, operated by Jared Thayer, 25, of Little Falls, was traveling west on Jerusalem Hill Road responding with his blue lights activated. Thayer said there was heavy smoke and low visibility but was driving around a vehicle parked on the shoulder when he noticed a man with a reflective fire coat trying to get out of the way, troopers said. Thayer applied his brakes but could not avoid striking Jones, troopers report. He was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed under special hazards, troopers said. Another story can be found at: http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Firefighter_suffers_multiple_injuries_after_fire_in_Litchfield.html
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