Bronco Hit By State Trooper
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My name is Lyle M. I was hit in the rear
by a state trooper
. I was at a stop with light's on going to turn left and a car come at me and one come from behind me and before I know it I was hit in the rear. I drive a ford Bronco II 1989
and it is a stick shift. The cops came and said they could not tell who was at fault at this time. They cops took all of my light out of my Bronco
as you will see and there was street lights on 2 of the corners. I hurt my back and 1 month latter I get a copy of a police report saying I was at fault! No Lights and there was nothing said about a witness. And I was out of work do to my back and the Cop got no ticket or any thing! You look at these pictures and tell me who is at fault! The speed limit 20 and I went 117 feet you tell how fast was he really going! And they send me a ticket! I have a family and not only do I suffer my family dose because there is know justice for the poor man!!!
Thank You Lyle M.
Mullinville, Kansas 67109
Comments from viewers:
I am a traffic homicide investigator for a police department in florida. its difficult to give you detailed advice since you failed to mention what your citation was for (why you were found at fault). honestly, judging by the damage to your vehicle and the cruiser, which by the way looks worse than it is, i would say the trooper was traveling at about 25-30 mph, not excessive. the police cruiser damage looks bad because almost all of the energy from the crash went into the car's hood and right fender, very flimsy pieces. if you look at the front bumper of the cruiser, you see that there was not much intrusion. your claim about traveling 117 feet after the collision seems quite rediculous unless you were in neutral and coasted that far after you were struck. in regards to the troopers taking your taillights, there is a simple way to determine whether or not your lights were on when they were broken in the crash and i would bet that this is how they determined that you were at fault for either not having your lights on or not having your foot on the brake at the time of collision. in most states it is illegal to sit at a stop in neutral. i noticed that you mentioned your truck is a manual transmission and if you have a habit of sitting at stop signs or red lights in neutral without your foot on the brake to activate your brake lights, you can be found partly at fault if you're rear-ended, or completely at fault if the accident occurs at dusk, dawn, or at night and you don't have you lights on.
My suggestion, based on the small amount of information you provided, is to contact the state police, not the trooper that hit you, and see if you can reach some sort of agreement about taking care of your injury. if you take the ticket to court, you better have a good, maybe great, attorney who specializes in traffic crashes.
justin b. florida Posted 12/1/07
hi i like 2 comment about the state trooper crash thats is NOT the ford bronco's fault at all no sirens lights from the trooper. If I was the driver of the Bronco i would fight it because that is WRONG Christopher J. posted 11/28/07
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