Friday, December 26, 2008

Officer Struck by Vehicle - "Move Over" Law Charged

During the busy holiday season, we have tons of erands to run and many stops along the way. Everyone is running around. It seems like there is just not enough time.

A few weeks ago, we featured a video of a police vehicle hit by another vehicle. The following is from a local police press release.

When you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road, please take extreme caution.

"A Fairfax County Police Officer was hit by a car on Wednesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. The 31-year-old officer had stopped a vehicle on the Fairfax County Parkway near Interstate 66. The six-year veteran was issuing a traffic summons when a 2004 Lexus L43 came from behind and struck the officer. The officer was able to walk back to his vehicle and call for assistance. The driver of the striking vehicle pulled forward and to the side of the road immediately following the incident. The officer was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, treated for non life-threatening injuries and released.

The driver was released on a summons with violating Virginia code section 46.2-921.1 Drivers to yield right-of-way or reduce speed when approaching stationary emergency vehicles on highways. This offense is a class 1 misdemeanor.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-
411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131."

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