Skip to comments.Police Cruiser Slams Into Couple On Bike Dash Cam Video Couple Flies Over Troopers Car
Posted on 09/19/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT by Altariel
Police Cruiser Slams Into Couple On Bike Dash Cam Video Couple Flies Over Troopers Car. Newly released dash-cam video shows an Ohio State Trooper slamming his cruiser into a couple riding a motorcycle. The trooper, Jacob Daymon, was driving on U.S. 35, east of Dayton last month, when the camera caught the moment of impact. Daymon appears to not see the couple until it's too late and the two are tossed back over the car.
As Amy and Corey Waldman lay alongside the road, Daymon asked if they were alright, then checked his vehicle and ran up the road to put out a small fire. The couple is doing well and said they're thankful they were wearing helmets. Ohio State Police say they are currently investigating the incident.
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Can’t tell if serving or if protecting.
Yeah, this was posted last week. Brutal accident. Was hoping your post was an update on the lawyered up LEO.
BTW, was the officer tested for alchohol or drugs in his system?
Why are they in the middle of the road, and I am not seeing any flashing or reflective lights.
This is what happens when you internal post cop jobs. The highway department snow plow operator of 10 years promotes up to the police department.
Well as long as no police were hurt, no harm, no foul. What are they charging the motorcyclists with BTW? Interfering with an officer?
From my days growing up in Dayton, I have found the OHP has always been a pretty SELF serving organization.
In fact, I think their motto is:
SELF-SERVING and INTIMIDATING
Only update I’ve located so far is here:
It’s been just over one week since we reported about the Ohio State Trooper who inexplicably rammed his police cruiser into Amy and Corey Waldman who were riding a motorcycle. The trooper was identified as Jacob Daymon and he refused to make any statements to the press, apparently being told to do so by his lawyer.
The Waldmans are terribly lucky to be alive after the violent crash, as the footage from the police cruiser shows absolutely no intention of slowing down. They also credit their helmets for saving their lives, even though Amy Waldman has extensive road rash lesions on her face.
The Ohio State Police first refused to release the footage, despite the fact that it is public record. TV station 2 News had to file a lawsuit demanding its release and making it public.
Amy and Corey told 2 News they have forgiven Daymon, but we really believe things will go messy. The Oho State Police declared there are no charges currently pending against Daymon, and that he was not relieved form his highway duties.
Taking a good look at the accident recording, it only seems that Daymon was not paying attention, with the investigation hopefully shedding some light on this extremely nasty thing. The Wladmans are at the Miami Valley Hospital.
Thanks for asking.
I wonder how long it will be before this video is “lost” and the Youtube copies are ruled “inadmissable.”
Because you are not allowed to drive on the shoulder.
Couple cited for recklessly bicycling backwards.
A poster on You Tube had a good point:
Suppose a civilian driver ran over a COP on a bike? What do you think would happen to the driver then?
I’m wondering if the victims had to pay for damages to the police car.
Im thinking he was preoccupied with his in car laptop, i see ‘em doing it all the time where I live. Saw a cop run into a boat that was just outside a boatyard fence once, why? because I heard her admit she was using the in car laptop at the time of the accident.
OHP is nothing more than a money maker for the state. Cross into Ohio and you can get sterilized by the amount of Radar guns pointed at you.
Ok, but single file on the edge of the road way, and flashing lights/reflectors would have been better than in the middle of the road with nothing.
In my area we are regularly bombarded in the news of auto/cycle accidents which report the citations issued. The main one is “inattentive driving”. Kind of ironic in this case isn’t it.
“inexplicably” usually means “drunk”.
Should say motorcycle. This is different. I was expecting to see people riding a bike, and when they appeared in the road, I was a bit surprised.
It is a motorcycle, and that changes the complexion of it, IMO. When I saw the grainy image of what I thought was a bicycle in the middle of the road, my first impulse was: “What the heck are they doing there?”
But a motorcycle has every right be there. It looked like the cop was going fast.
As fast as he approached them he seemed to be speeding.
It is a motorcycle, not a bicycle. I thought it was a bicycle as well, and that would make a difference.
Plus, it is hard for me to tell if the car was going fast, the motorcycle was going slow, or a combination of the two.
Either way, I am betting money the cop had their head down looking at something inside the vehicle...such as a phone or their onboard laptop.
They may well have been going slower than the ambient traffic...they might have pulled back on the road and were leisurely coming back to speed, or slowing down looking for an exit, or whatever.
In any case, the closure speed seemed very fast.
They were riding a motorcycle, not a bicycle.
probably “Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle” ...
Sadly, we’ve experiencing “one law for thee, another for me”.
Bicyclists around where we live do that all the time. They hog the road, and demand to be treated just like an automobile with the same right of way rights.
Just one problem: a 45 lb bike ridden in traffic by a man wearing tight spandex pants does not have the same size, visibility to other traffic, speed, and kinetic energy as does the 4,000 lb steel SUV the bicyclist cuts off at the intersection.
What does a Bike Dash Cam look like and how do you get a couple on one of them?
It looks to me like they were in the cops lane of traffic.
The cop probably figured they would move to the other lane, Why didn’t they. I would have moved to the right if the car had been coming at me.
What were they doing in the passing lane?
Check your local state’s traffic ordinances.
A motorcyclist has the same right to use a lane that a car does.
It is not “his” lane anymore than it is “their” lane.
Why are you attempting to justify a horrific accident by blaming the victims?
*driver of a car
If the motorcycle is in the oncoming lane of traffic it is not his lane, it is the passing lane.
I am not trying to excuse anyone., But if you are passing and meet a car coming head on, you should be trying to move back into your lane.
While I agree with you about bicyclists, the “bike” here was a motorcycle, ie a motor vehicle which had every right to be in the road.
They weren't. The video clearly shows the officer in the right lane of two lanes. The highway is a four-lane highway, with a grassy median separating the two sets of directional lanes. The officer is in the right-hand lane, as is the motorcycle he hits.
The lane to the right of the bike is the breakdown lane/shoulder and is clearly separated from the driving lanes by the solid white line.
In most all states, motorcycles (I believe that is what this was) have to obey the same rules as cars and follow the same traffic lanes.
Were you thinking they were riding two-up on a bicycle at that speed?
If it was a 4 lane highway the officer was going the wrong way on a one way street. Dead wrong.
I looked again. It appears now that the motorcycles were going the wrong way on the 4 lane road. What were they doing there?
They are riding in the same direction as the cop, in the same lane. If they were coming at him, the time from seing them in the headlights to impact would be almost nil. Also, you're seeing tail lights on the bike as they are much dimmer than the left had side of the video where the headlights of the oncoming traffic are. As it is, I can get a good, solid three second count from the time you first see the tail lights of the bike, until you see impact. That's more than enough time to avoid the accident.
Both the cop and the bike are in the correct lane, going the same direction. The cop should have moved to the left-hand passing lane to avoid the bike, and had more than enough time to do so.
Watch again. The oncoming traffic lanes are to the far left, on the other side of the grassy median. At the very beginning of the video, you can't even see the oncoming lanes, as there is no traffic on them, and they are way off to the left. They come closer together as the officer approaches the bike from behind.
Also, if the bike were coming at the cop, rather than traveling in the same direction, you'd see much brighter lights from the bike, and you'd see it much farther out, as you can with the traffic in the two lanes across the median that are headed in the opposite direction from the cop and motorcycle.
Venturer, I think you have it backwards...it is a two lane traveling in the same directin...the cop should have moved into the passing lane on the left...
You aren’t from the UK are you?
I am sure they will say the bicyclists have the "same rights" as automobiles.
Those ordinances sort of remind of Trans-gender laws. You can wish for something to be true really, really hard. It doesn't change the laws of biology or physics.
I still feel the same way about these guys and gals.
Man I had this all screwed up.
I thought the bike was coming at him.
As you explain it he deliberately ran into the back of the motorcycle. He wasn’t exactly sitting still when he did it either.
The motorcycle was not in the oncoming lane of traffic, both the motorcyclists and the cop were traveling in the same direction.
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