Archive for Sunday, October 25, 2009

Officer directing traffic hit by vehicle

No arrests made in incident

October 25, 2009

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A police officer on foot was struck by a black Chevrolet Trailblazer Saturday in an apparent hit-and-run accident.

The call was heard over the police scanner about 1 p.m. and dispatchers said the accident occurred near the intersection of 11th and Illinois streets. The vehicle, after hitting the officer in the leg, continued and police began searching for the vehicle.

As of Saturday night, no arrests had been made.

Comments

Jennifer Dropkin 5 years, 8 months ago

Within the last two weeks, we have had one young bicyclist dead after being hit by a car, and now in the last few days, another bicyclist hit and a police officer on foot hit as well.

What are we going to do about the lack of safety on Lawrence's streets?

Amy Heeter 5 years, 8 months ago

Saturation! It is time the pollce have a few unannounced street saturations. Issue tickets for every driving infraction they can catch. People will get a wakeup call and the city will make a little money to ease other woes.

M. Lindeman 5 years, 8 months ago

artichokeheart (Anonymous) says…

Saturation! It is time the pollce have a few unannounced street saturations. Issue tickets for every driving infraction they can catch. People will get a wakeup call and the city will make a little money to ease other woes.

rdragon writes:

I could not agree with you more. They could pick just about any traffic light in this town and spend the better part of the day just writting red light tickets.

rbwaa 5 years, 8 months ago

Last night during a short drive on Kentucky I observed two vehicles running red lights. I'm sure an officer stationed at any traffic light in town, especially on Kentucky and Tennessee, could catch numerous violators within a very short time. Green lights are now the signal "proceed with caution" rather than yellow lights.

muddfoot55 5 years, 8 months ago

Make it a fine-able offense to be doing anything but driving. I about got nailed in a grocery store parking lot because "missy" was on the phone, chewing gum and her attention was only on "mister" she was picking up at the curb. (in a big SUV, of course) Is sad to say but pedestrians and bicyclists have long thought they ALWAYS have the right of way. No more! 4 wheels and a ton or 2 of metal is going to win every time, no matter what the law is. I have witnessed young women texting as I was driving down Iowa St. Just pay attention, they are out there !

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