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Utah: Fourth Trooper Car Struck in Ten Days
Another Utah Highway Patrol vehicle was hit on the side of Interstate 15 on Wednesday night. It's the 4th trooper car to get hit in the last 10 days. The accident took place in Orem as troopers were in the process of clearing 4 separate car crashes. An SUV was rear-ended by a pickup truck which pushed the SUV into the trooper's car on the side of the freeway. The two troopers were outside of the car and were able to get out of the way in time and were not injured. UHP officials are now reminding everyone to slow down, move over, and be careful. Another story can be found at: http://fox13now.com/2014/11/20/utah-highway-patrol-warning-drivers-after-4-trooper-cars-hit-in-10-days/
North Carolina: Deputy Killed When Tractor-Trailer Overturns on His Cruiser
Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Wayne Greene, Union County (NC) Sheriff's Office was killed in a vehicle crash on November 19, 2014 when a tractor trailer overturned on top of his cruiser. Deputy Greene is the second law enforcement fatality from the State of North Carolina in 2014. Another story can be found at: http://www.wcti12.com/news/tractortrailer-overturns-killing-nc-deputy/29818388
Illinois: Tow Truck Drivers Ask Cars to Slow Down During Winter Season
Winter weather is here in southern Illinois and with snow and ice on the roads, some drivers are taking extra precaution. “I slow down, I make sure I leave a lot of room for other people,” resident Mark Beyke said. “Just take a little extra time before you go somewhere and watch out for other drivers,” resident Matt Vaughn said.
Indiana: Fire truck Struck by Tractor-Trailer
While responding to a motor vehicle accident, three Southwest Central Fire Territory firefighters became involved in an accident when a semi truck hauling pickles rear-ended them. The three firefighters inside that rig are OK but say they’re very lucky. “When we were approaching the scene, it was backed up approximately 100 yards,” recalled Southwest Central Fire Capt. Zach Mark, who was riding in the front passenger seat of the Engine. Other stories can be found at: http://www.wndu.com/news/headlines/Blowing-snow-slick-roads-cause-issues-for-Michiana-drivers-283028101.html http://www.fox28.com/story/27412984/2014/11/18/update-bypass-slowed-down-after-accident-near-mayflower-rd
Kentucky: Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Deputy Hit by Vehicle While Directing Traffic
A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was rushed to an area hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Jeffersontown. JCSO spokesman Lt. Col. Carl Yates said the deputy stopped to assist with a non-injury accident at the intersection of Billtown Road and Michaele Lane around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. As the deputy was directing traffic he was hit by a passing motorist. Another story can be found at http://www.wlky.com/news/sheriffs-deputy-hit-by-car-at-billtown-road-and-michaele-lane/29827886
Massachusetts: State Police Cruiser Struck In Dedham
A Massachusetts State Police trooper and a Framingham driver were hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon after a cruiser was struck by another car in Dedham. Police said that at about 12:40 p.m. officers responded to Route 95 South near Exit 16A in Dedham where a 49-year-old Framingham woman struck a police cruiser while driving her 2003 Mercury Sable.
Michigan: Mattawan Police Officer Struck by Vehicle
A Mattawan police officer was struck by a vehicle while tending to an elderly woman found lying in the snow early Tuesday morning. Mattawan Police Officer Brian Matyas was on patrol at about 2:30 a.m. when he found a 74-year-old woman in the snow on Cole Avenue near 25th Street. Matyas called for an ambulance and immediately began aiding the woman on the side of the roadway.
Florida: Utility Vehicles Now Covered by ‘Move Over Law’
Enacted in 2002, the law requires drivers to move over at least one lane away from any emergency or tow vehicle parked on the side of the road with its emergency lights on. If drivers cannot spare a lane, they must slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit. If the speed limit is 20 mph or less, drivers must slow down to 5 mph, according to the statute, which covers both highways and regular roads. This year, utility and sanitation vehicles were added to the statute.
New Hampshire: Injured Auburn Officer Will Return to Light Duty
A police officer struck by a motor vehicle last week while involved in a foot pursuit is expected to return to light duty Monday.
Arizona: Suspect in Officer's Death Pleads Not Guilty
According to court records, Brian Yazzie was driving on a suspended license and had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when he allegedly struck and killed Officer David Payne early Halloween morning. Bond was set at $750,000 for 31-year-old Brian Yazzie during his initial court appearance the Monday following the wreck. Payne was the second Chandler officer killed in a crash that week.
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