Man dies in two-car crash
CDT, March 16, 2014 An Elgin police officer was injured overnight in a traffic crash in the northwest suburb, police said. The two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and River Bluff Road sometime about midnight, Elgin Police Departent Cmdr. Dan O’Shea said. The officer, who had been in a squad car at the time, was hospitalized with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, O’Shea said. The other driver reported minor injuries but was not hospitalized. Further information about the circumstances of the crash were not immediately released. Police are continuing to investigate, O’Shea said.
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Long Branch police officer injured in crash
(Long Branch Police Department) View/Post Comments LONG BRANCH A police officer was injured in an early Saturday crash near the intersection of Third and Franklin avenues, authorities said. A vehicle collided with the police car at around 3 a.m. after the vehicle crossed into the lane with the police car while fleeing from a fight and alcohol may have been involved, Long Branch police posted on its Facebook page. Officer Richard OBrien suffered minor injuries, the post said. Officer O’Brien is very lucky to have avoided serious injury in this accident and we could not be more pleased to share that he okay, the Facebook post said. The vehicle that crashed into the police car had four passengers inside and two people were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, police said. Additional information, including names of people in the other vehicle, possible charges or the extent of injuries, was not available Sunday morning.
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12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship. (WOOD) A 72-year-old man from Greenville died after a two-vehicle crash in Montcalm County Saturday morning. The crash happened at 10:25 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of M-46 and Youngman Road in Cato Township. According to Michigan State Police, a 2001 Chevy Malibu was traveling north on Youngman Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at M-46, and collided with an eastbound 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The driver of the Malibu, a 72-year-old man from Greenville was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The driver of the Chevrolet HHR, a 54-year-old man from Lakeview, suffered minor injuries. His passenger, a 63-year-old man from Coral, had to be taken to Kelsey Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Both of them were wearing seatbelts. State troopers are continuing to investigate the crash.
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Anne Arundel County police accidents, payouts on the decline ; ‘Our car is our office’
Before being named police chief in July, Davis was the assistant chief at the Prince George’s County Police Department. In that post, he created the “Arrive Alive” police driver safety program after three officers were killed in crashes within three years. But with officers in their vehicles at least eight hours a day throughout a six-day workweek, the probability of accidents remains high, Smith said. “Obviously, we’re human beings like everybody else,” he said. Decrease in claims While the percentage of accidents ultimately deemed preventable has remained relatively steady, the auto damage claims paid out by the county for police have decreased more than 30 percent over the last three years — from $200,500 last year, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Risk Management . The car Kenworthy was driving was owned by his mother. The family has settled, he said. The percentage of accidents ultimately deemed preventable is lower than in surrounding jurisdictions. In 2013, 46.3 percent of the 423 police-involved accidents in Prince George’s County were preventable, according to an agency spokeswoman. In 2012, 48.3 percent of police-involved accidents in Baltimore County and 42.9 percent of those in Montgomery County were found to be preventable, spokesmen for those agencies said.
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Five cyclists seriously injured in Sydney car accident
Five cyclists have been seriously injured in a car accident in Sydney’s east. Police say a car collided with six cyclists on Southern Cross Drive near Wentworth Avenue at Mascot just after 8:30am AEDT. Five of the victims are being treated for injuries including head, limb and suspected spinal injuries. The sixth cyclist suffered minor injuries. Police said the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Two of the cyclists were taken to St George Hospital, while four were taken to St Vincent’s Hospital. Inspector Bill Darnell says the 28-year-old male driver of the car is in shock. “Six pedal cyclists were travelling north on Southern Cross Drive in the breakdown lane and lane one and it appears that a northbound motorist has collided with those cyclists and knocked all six over,” he said. The driver has been taken for mandatory blood and urine testing.
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