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New Zealand: Ramming of Police Scooter Alleged
Police are investigating after a Dunedin City Council parking enforcement officer's scooter was allegedly rammed from behind by a motorist yesterday.
Louisiana: State Officals Put Out Move-Over Signs
In support of Louisiana’s “Move Over” law, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson alongside Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas announced the installation of several dozen Move Over for Emergency Vehicle signs across the state.
Virginia: Driver Loses Control, Hits Fire Truck
A driver lost control of his car and hit a Hillsville Fire Department truck. It happened on I-77 northbound where the fire truck was waiting for traffic to clear. According to state police, the driver of a Honda Civic lost control and ran into the crossover and hit the truck in the side. Another story can be found at: http://www.wvva.com/story/27490804/2014/11/26/five-vehicle-crash-and-wreck-involving-a-fire-truck-reported-in-southwest-virginia
Tennessee: Motorhome Driver Who Struck, Killed Metro Officer on I-65 Charged
A 72-year-old driver who struck and killed a rookie Metro police officer while traveling on Interstate 65 earlier this year is now charged with reckless homicide. Dean Diver surrendered to Metro police Wednesday morning after he was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury. The accident involving Diver and Officer Michael Petrina occurred May 10.
Colorado: Colorado's "Move Over Law" Fails to Protect Civilian Vehicles
While the charges against a box truck driver involved in a fatal auto-pedestrian crash are still being determined, two Grand Valley families continue to adjust to life without their loved ones. Timothy Randall of Grand Junction and David Moore of Clifton were the victims of this tragic accident on the westbound side I-70 earlier this month. Both men were struck and killed on the side of road. It's an unfortunate accident that with the proper precautions by oncoming traffic could have been avoided.
Florida: Sanitation Company Says That Drivers are Ignoring Move-Ovwer Law
A sanitation company reports Florida drivers are ignoring a new law requiring people to slow down and move over for sanitation and utility workers. Many are familiar with the rules surrounding giving space to police and emergency vehicles on the side of the road; however, in Florida starting in July 2014, that law was extended to sanitation and utility works as well. The law requires drivers to move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the work truck, van, or car. If there is not space to allow a lane in between, the law requires drivers to either slow down 20 miles per hour below the speed limit or if the speed limit is 20mph, drivers should go just 5 miles per hour around the workers.
Florida: Clearwater Officer Struck During Charitable Operation
A Clearwater Police officer was rushed to the hospital on Monday after being hit by a van. According to Clearwater Police, the officer was working off-duty traffic detail as part of the Salvation Army's Turkey Giveaway. The accident happened at 1 p.m. near the intersection of S. Highland Ave. and Jasmine Way. Officer Fontayne Egger, a 25-year veteran, was directing traffic on Highland Avenue when a van trying to turn north onto Highland suddenly accelerated and veered into her. Another story can be found at: http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/clearwater-police-officer-struck-by-car-20141124/
Pennsylvania: Philly Police Officer Struck By Suspect In Kensington
A Philadelphia Police officer is injured after pursuing a shooting suspect in Kensington. It happened after officers responded to a report of a person with a gun on the 2300 block of North Fairhill Street around 5:00pm Saturday. While police tried to stop the suspect's car as it fled the scene on the 100 block of West Cambria Street, one officer was struck by the fleeing vehicle. Another story can be found at: http://www.njherald.com/story/27460984/philly-officer-struck-by-fleeing-suspects-car
Ohio: Cincinati Police and Fire Personnel Struck
A Cincinnati Police officer and firefighter were injured after they were struck while responding to crashes on westbound Ronald Reagan Highway Saturday morning. District Four Officer Jeff Schare was responding to an overturned 2003 Acura when the driver of a Ford Five Hundred struck the Acura, pinning Schare between the car and retaining wall. Officer Schare was able to free himself and extricate the driver of the Acura. They were both transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A short time later, a Cincinnati Fire Department ladder truck was struck head-on by a Nissan Maxima, according to a press release from Cincinnati's Traffic Unit. Fire Officer Robin Woods was knocked to the ground from the impact.
Wisconsin: Homicide Charge File in Tow Truck Driver's Death
Authorities said 50-year-old Steven Dolan was driving the pickup truck that struck and killed Nathan Walsh last month along Interstate 94 near Osseo. The 38-year-old Walsh was wearing reflective gear and the wrecker's warning lights were operating when the pickup struck him and sideswiped his tow truck while he loaded a disabled car onto a flatbed. Walsh was pronounced dead at the scene. Other stories can be found at: http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_ba1dcd46-7207-11e4-8a20-e3d25b8abd0e.html http://www.news8000.com/news/la-crosse-man-charged-in-truck-drivers-death/29858088
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