LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper narrowly escaped “serious injury or death” after someone struck a squad cars and truck in northwest Las Vegas Monday, NHP stated.
The cannon fodder was parked on the right shoulder, while on a traffic stop at U.S. 95 northbound at the Summerlin Parkway on ramp. The automobile was completely marked with its emergency lights flashing.
During the stop, an orange Chevy Cobalt struck the trooper’s driver’s side door as he was opening it. The cannon fodder wasn’t injured however was just inches far from the effect, according to body camera video launched by NHP.
The chauffeur did not stop and she continued to head north.
Troopers got an anonymous pointer about the hit-and-run chauffeur and found her less than one day after the crash.
NHP cited the female with 3 misdemeanor charges consisting of driving without a valid license, hit and run home damage, and failure to stop at a scene and render aid.
NHP cannon fodder Jason Buratczuk stated the woman did not violate Nevada’s Move Over law because the body webcam video shows her trying to move over but she is not able to change lanes. Buratczuk said she slowed down.
Monday’s crash is the current in a string of close calls for cannon fodders on Nevada streets. In January 2017, a negligent chauffeur hit a trooper on a highway. Buratczuk stated the most unsafe part of the task is being on the highway. “Statistically we’re killed more with lorries and not by suspects.”
Nevada’s relocation over law needs motorists to decrease when possible move to the far lane when passing a main emergency situation reaction automobile. Lawmakers broadened that legislation to consist of all drivers stopped on the side of the road starting October 2017.
“The Nevada Highway Patrol is happy that our Trooper and others were not hurt in this crash which the public was able to assist determine the person responsible for the crash within 24 hours of the incident,” NHP stated in a release.
“The Highway is the Troopers office space, that’s the environment they work in every day and it threatens. Motorists are advised to move over and slow down for stopped emergency situation vehicles. Likewise this year the Move Over Las was broadened to include Nevada Department of Transport automobiles and motorists who are stopped on the side of the freeway.”
NHP said the crash remains under examination.
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