Police Officer Suspended After Accident In Michigan Center [VIDEO]
A police officer has been suspended without pay after he was involved in an accident while responding to a fire call. Here are the facts: The officer was traveling at about 80 mph and attempted to pass a vehicle that had not pulled to the right. That vehicle then attempted to make a left turn into a driveway. That's when the officer struck the car. The driver claims she never saw nor heard the officer approaching.
FOX 47 posted this video, released by Blackman-Leoni Township Public Safety, and the majority of the comments that followed favored the police officer and criticized his suspension. Most said the accident wasn't his fault.
I want to address a few things.
The first and most important thing that I want to mention is that any time a police or emergency vehicle is involved in an accident, they are automatically at fault. That's just the way the law works. So, to everyone that said "It's not his fault," -- well, actually it is.
With that being said, I don't agree at all that the officer should have been suspended. Further, I do believe that the driver of the other car should be cited because the 'I didn't see/hear' the officer is a bunk excuse if I've ever heard one. If that driver had checked her mirrors before executing the turn (also the law), the accident may have been avoided.
Finally, to everyone that commented that the officer was traveling too fast --- shut up. He was only going 'too fast' because he wasn't rushing to a fire at YOUR house.
Bottom line, imho, even if the officer needs to somehow be held responsible, like, with a ticket or something, fine, but it's ridiculous that he's out of work. Purely absurd.
Watch the video and weigh in!