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Dashcam Shows Trooper Running Over Couple On Motorcycle
WPEC ^ | 9/11/2013 | Scott T. Smith

Posted on 09/12/2013 11:03:38 AM PDT by South40

NEW JASPER, Ohio -- An Ohio trooper is not talking after a dramatic collision with a motorcycle.

That accident sent two people to the hospital.

Video here

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs12.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Ohio
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Wow.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 11:03:38 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Texting while driving is OK if you are a state trooper.
2 posted on 09/12/2013 11:07:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: South40

OUCH!

I sense the trooper had been downright hypnotized by the approaching and receding lights


3 posted on 09/12/2013 11:09:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: South40

Don’t want to speculate on the cause w/o data, but this is why you never EVER ride without a helmet.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 11:10:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: South40

Yep....I’d bet the trooper was distracted looking at his console laptop and just didn’t see them. Just an accident due to negligence on his part.....(UNLESS THEY WERE TICKETED POST-ACCIDENT for something dumbass like ‘driving too slow’ as a cover up.)

Own up to it and pay the due.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 11:11:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bigbob

Don’t want to speculate on the cause w/o data, but this is why you never EVER ride without a helmet.


And check your mirrors!


6 posted on 09/12/2013 11:11:26 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Gaffer

-—like ‘driving too slow’ -—

I gotta admit that this video does bring up the point that one of the greatest contributors to accidents regarding people going the same direction is goss differences in speed. Going extra slow is not always the safe option.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 11:12:50 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

IIRC, the minimum speed on an interstate is 40MPH...


8 posted on 09/12/2013 11:14:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
I’d bet the trooper was distracted looking at his console laptop and just didn’t see them.

That or texting was my first thought.

9 posted on 09/12/2013 11:19:26 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: South40

I’ll bet he keeps his job.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by RC one
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To: cuban leaf
(From Cuban Leaf:) I gotta admit that this video does bring up the point that one of the greatest contributors to accidents regarding people going the same direction is goss differences in speed. Going extra slow is not always the safe option. (End of Cuban Leaf's comments)

Wow, no, I'd say the salient feature of this accident was the simple and unmitigated lack of attention from the trooper doing the driving. Rolling up and smashing another vehicle from behind at full road speed, with no braking or evasive action, can only be the result of dangerous negligence on the part of the driver.

Riding a lower speed at night on a motorcycle is prudent, particularly with a passenger and particularly in Ohio. There are many deer on the roads this time of year and many smaller animals like raccoons that pose a hazard to a rider.

Simply getting on the road does leave yourself vulnerable to a driver who is paying no attention to what he is doing and thereby threatening others. That's all that happened here.

11 posted on 09/12/2013 11:22:34 AM PDT by Timm
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To: Timm

It’s not that I don’t agree with your post. I basically do.

But as a rider myself I fully understand the full meaning of the line in that defensive driving commercial that aired around 1970:

“Yes. He was right. Dead right.”

If I’m driving or riding slow, I watch my mirrors almost more than what is in front of me. Sure, if someone hits me it’s their fault, but I ride a motorcycle. It means my goal is not so much accident survival is it is accident avoidance. And I’ve done it many, MANY times.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 11:37:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: South40

They will probably charge the couple with “Failure to yield to an Emergency Vehicle”


13 posted on 09/12/2013 11:39:18 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: South40

Many police vehicles now have more electronic gear around the driver’s seat than do many aircraft. However, it seems they need external crash avoidance sensors as well.

Such sensors exist for many civilian automobiles, and they would need optimization for police use.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 11:41:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: South40

I bet he was texting.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 11:48:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: South40

After the accident he seemed more concerned about the damage to his radiator than plowing into two people.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 11:51:18 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: South40

Pigs need to slow down. I bet he was doing a hundred. Lock him up for attempted murder.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 11:52:36 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: tumblindice

At least in the video clips they give us here, that does appear the case.

How damned stupid. The guys wearing the badges aren’t necessarily there to help ya......


18 posted on 09/12/2013 12:12:46 PM PDT by FAA
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To: South40

If this trooper is like the cops where I’m at, he was driving at least 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit, and the motorcycle was probably doing less than the speed limit. As others have said, the cop was probably distracted by something, and boom.

The folks who got hit are lucky to be alive, and they will need the unexpected wealth that is coming their way.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 12:15:14 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

Cops in some towns are just the most dangerous gang.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 12:18:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: FAA
"The guys wearing the badges aren’t necessarily there to help ya......"

In my dozen interactions with cops over the years, I've never had one encounter in which they were on the innocent citizen's side. They have no interest in enforcing real laws that matter. They do want to raise revenue for the welfare state. That's all they are. The IRS with badges.

21 posted on 09/12/2013 12:23:30 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: South40

He should write them up for impeding a peace officer in the fulfillments of his duties.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

No dogs were injured. A positive note. Here’s to a quick recupe of the victims... And a healthy settlement.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: b4its2late

“I bet he was texting.”

Perhaps.

Has the seat and rug been checked for ‘bodily fluids’?

;-)


24 posted on 09/12/2013 12:38:10 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: South40

Maybe the police need to drive a Mercedes with a unique collision avoidance system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytVdBLMmRno&feature=player_embedded

NOTE: It is a well done spoof but an interesting concept.

“Warning I do not brake for Muslims”


25 posted on 09/12/2013 12:41:12 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: GladesGuru

Ha! :-O


26 posted on 09/12/2013 12:42:55 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: cuban leaf

Back before state-issued driver’s manuals became cartoon books to accommodate the least literate, driving far below the speed limit - especially at night on a four lane highway - was very specifically discouraged.


27 posted on 09/12/2013 12:57:27 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: South40
Here lies the body of William Jay, who died defending his right of way.
He was right, dead right, as he sped along, but he's just as dead as though he were wrong.
28 posted on 09/12/2013 12:59:00 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: cuban leaf
I've posted this here years ago about that.

An illegal alien crashed into me at about 25 mph while I sat at a red light in Seattle behind a large commercial van. It launched the 800 pound softail and I into that van and up in the air about ten feet coming to a crashing rest on top the cadillac in the next lane.

Of course the illegal had no drivers license/no insurance! The incident took me out of my career (climbing power poles as a distribution lineman) from a snapped thoracic vertebrae and crushed l/s spine...

The point being: ALWAYS WATCH FOR THE EVIL IN THE MIRRORS!

29 posted on 09/12/2013 1:43:28 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: cuban leaf
If I’m driving or riding slow, I watch my mirrors almost more than what is in front of me. Sure, if someone hits me it’s their fault, but I ride a motorcycle.from cuban leaf

Thanks for the reply. This is a good point about the mirrors. Still, this particular accident was a worst case as far as overtaking traffic from behind goes.

Even if this rider had been attending to the mirrors constantly, he would have had very little time to get off of the road after recognizing that the overtaking car was not slowing and was not going to change lanes. Some drivers don't change lanes until the last minute, and some don't slow until they're uncomfortably close, after all.

It's hard to protect yourself, on a bike or in a car, from someone who is speeding down the highway and not paying any attention to where he is going. This trooper would have driven right into the back of a car carrier had one happened to be there in front of him.

It's an uncomfortable accident to view, to be sure.

30 posted on 09/13/2013 9:03:27 PM PDT by Timm
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To: Timm

You are absolutely correct. You can take action if the speed difference is not too great, but I think the only whay that rider could have prevented that accident is by just going faster in the first place. Not that he should have been. I don’t know what his speed was.


31 posted on 09/14/2013 1:40:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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