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Driver Strikes Police Car at Scene of Earlier Crash on West Blue Ridge Drive in Greenville, South Carolina (SC)

September 01, 2020

GREENVILLE, SC- writes that police are investigating a crash between a car and a police vehicle. The incident occurred on West Blue Ridge Driver at Monaghan Avenue.*

Police had arrived on the scene after reports of a pedestrian being struck by a car. Another driver then collided with one of the responding officer’s cars and led to injuries to the officer. The deputy was transported to the hospital for treatment. The severity of those injuries was not reported, but reports state that the victim was conscious following the crash. 

Police did not yet provide information regarding the condition of the pedestrian who was injured in the earlier accident. 

When the police officers arrive at the site of a car crash, they are often put in danger. This is because they are working close to the flow of traffic. Oftentimes, officers will be working near busy roads where cars are traveling at high speeds. 

South Carolina has a law to protect these responders. The Move Over law in the state is intended to make drivers slow down and move over a lane to avoid traveling too close to the responders. The law applies to tow truck workers, recovery vehicles, and others who are along the roadside as well. 

While the fact that police work is dangerous is common knowledge, many people do not realize that the greatest threat to police officers is traffic violence. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) writes that a police officer dies on average once a week in a vehicle accident. That number has remained stable for about a decade. 

The CDC recommends that police officers use seatbelts, limit distractions, and avoid speeding in order to keep themselves safer on the job. 

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