Inclement Weather

Trooper Hit while Helping Stranded Motorist in Inclement Weather

 
A state trooper stopped to assist a motorist stranded on the side of a busy state highway. Weather conditions were poor with heavy rain, ice, sleet, snow, and high winds, causing poor visibility. While the trooper was talking to the motorist outside of the motorist’s vehicle, the trooper’s patrol SUV was struck from behind, forcing the patrol vehicle into the trooper and the motorist.

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Almost Struck during Traffic Control at Crash Scene

 
I was directing traffic around a crash scene. An ambulance was partially blocking the travel lane. I did not have a traffic vest on and I was in a dark uniform. It was dark out and it was snowing.

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Severe Weather Evacuation During Holiday Event

 
A July 4th open-air music/fireworks celebration, located at a public park, was held with known threat of severe thunder and lightening storm. Weather forecast indicated possibility of heavy rain, thunder/lightening, and wind. The storm gained strength and intensity over a short period time with minimal notification by weather experts.

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Collision during Misdemeanor Pursuit in Icy Conditions

 
Patrol officer was pursuing a vehicle to apprehend the driver, who was wanted for a misdemeanor warrant. The weather conditions were poor and the street surface was covered by snow and ice. The suspect vehicle crossed a major intersection with the officer close behind.

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