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Massachusetts: Police Cruiser Struck While Trooper Removes Deer from the Highway
According to officials, a car crashed into a State Police cruiser early Tuesday morning. The Trooper had been removing a deceased deer form the highway when the cruiser was struck around 1:30 a.m. by a car traveling in the high speed land on Route 25 going eastbound. The car struck the cruiser, causing significant damage to both vehicles.
North Carolina: Firefighter Hit by Vehicle While Directing Traffic
The fire department says James Morrison of Wallace Volunteer Fire Department was hit while directing traffic around an 18-wheeler and van crash on Highway 41. He was in front of the Food Lion when he was hit. We do not have the identity of the driver.
Maryland: Series of Crashes Injure State Troopers
State officials are once again sending a warning about the move-over law after a series of incidents left state troopers injured.Maryland state troopers said many drivers are not obeying the move-over law, which requires drivers to move over or slow down when they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road with its lights on.
Illinois: Lawyer Questions Donation to Judge by Company Whose Driver Killed a State Trooper
Belleville attorney Thomas Q. Keefe Jr., who represents the family of a state trooper who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer, raised questions Tuesday about $11,000 in campaign contributions given by the trucker's employer to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier. Karmeier, a Republican from Nashville who was first elected to the Supreme Court in 2004, is up for retention on the November ballot. A justice needs at least 60 percent "yes" votes in order to be retained.
California: Ventura County Deputy Struck and Killed
A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was killed early Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop on the 101 Freeway, authorities said. Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko had just completed a traffic stop and was walking back to his vehicle on the northbound side of the freeway about 1:14 a.m. near Lewis Road when he was struck by a passing vehicle, killing him instantly, according to authorities with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Other stories can be found at: http://abc13.com/news/ca-deputy-fatally-struck-by-car-during-traffic-stop/369448/ http://abc7.com/news/ventura-deputy-struck-by-car-killed-during-traffic-stop/369195/
Florida: Road Ranger Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
FHP looking for hit-and-run driver after Road Ranger struck, killed on I-95. Road Ranger stops to help driver, is struck and killed by SUV that keeps going. Suspect vehicle in hit-and-run killing of Road Ranger described as silver SUV' Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a Road Ranger on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning. Road Ranger Arnold Metellus was standing on the east shoulder of the northbound lanes of I-95 south of Palmetto Park Road, talking to the driver of a white Dodge Charger, when he was hit at 1 a.m. Another story can be found at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/fhp-road-ranger-struck-killed-by-hit-and-run-drive/nhr42/
Georgia: Deputy Struck While Directing Traffic at School
A Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy was struck by a vehicle this morning while directing traffic on Hwy. 369 in front of Coal Mountain Elementary School. Another story can be found at: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/forsyth-county-deputy-hit-by-car-at-elementary-sch/nhsPy/
Alabama: Deputy Injured After Being Struck
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office said that one of their deputies is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle. They said the incident happened early on Monday morning while the deputy was directing traffic at a wreck on Hwy 431 and Bynum-Leatherwood Road in Anniston. He was taken to UAB Hospital where he underwent surgery.
New Mexico: Officer Opens Fire After Being Assaulted by Truck
An Isleta police officer was running radar around 2 a.m. Friday when he spotted a truck going very fast on State Road 47. When the officer attempted to pull the truck over, the driver fled and used the truck to assault the officer, according to police.
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