PHOTO: A Police Officer was unharmed after colliding with another vehicle while on call late last night, officials say. The officer was reportedly driving behind another officer at the intersection of 4th Street and Princeton Avenue, when a motorist pulled over for the first patrol car, but then struck the second patrol car when pulling back into the roadway.
The patrol car sustained front-right damage, but neither the officer or other driver were injured. The officer was taken to KMC for observation.
The LPD’s Traffic & Safety division is investigating the accident. (TLS).
Motorists need to yield for all police vehicles
#1 they did yeild….just was’nt paying attention long enough to see the second cop.
don’t judge the person who caused the accident. maybe he did look but didn’t see the officer behind him. at least they’re both ok.
who were the other drivers?
was it (moderated) again???
“….just was’nt paying attention long enough to see the second cop.”
you are right and thats why they call it careless driving ,we all have at one time or another been careless and hopefully no one get injured as was the case here
He might have seen the second car without realizing.
Its night. Its freezing. White snow on the ground. All added challenges. Two white police cars that appear looking the same can challenge anyone- especially if tired.
No one wants to crash into a police car. Id hypotheses that the fellow saw both police cars without realizing there were two of them. He pulled over showing proper intent of the law and after watching the police car pass pulled back onto the road.
Perhaps there should be an ordinance passed that when two identical looking emergency vehicles are following one another, the second vehicle should have its emergency lights activated so as to distinguish itself from the preceding vehicle.
thanks police for patrrolling, sorry for the incident
i seen the accident…. the white police CAR was behind a blue police SUV. both had their emergency lights on. your point is invalid.
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