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Video: Ohio Trooper Slams Into Motorcycle

September 10, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Ohio Trooper Slams Into Motorcycle

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released dash-cam video of a trooper striking a couple and their motorcycle on a highway at night.

Trooper Jacob Daymon, 30, was traveling west on U.S. 35 near Stringtown Road on Aug. 17 when his patrol unit slammed into a motorcycle from behind. Riders Corey Waldman and Amy Waldman were thrown from the bike during the crash.

The Waldmans suffered non-life threatening injuries mostly due to their helmets. Trooper Daymon wasn't injured in the crash, reports the Xenia Gazette.

Comments (16)

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Martyb @ 9/10/2013 4:17 PM

There area so many questions that will need to be answered. How fast was the unit going. Was he talking on cell phone or texting or using the in car computer. Was he in court all day before his shift. did he just change shifts and had not become accusomed to the hours. Was he working sick.

At least no body has died as a result of the accident (so far). Let's all be careful out there and all go home safe.

GPD K-9 @ 9/10/2013 6:26 PM

Leprechaun - most dash cams have what's called a "pre event" record option. What that means is when the record button (or lights are activated) it starts recording (say) 30 seconds prior to the lights/record button being activated.

Lenny @ 9/10/2013 6:55 PM

Why are you asking all those questions?
You certainly wouldn't ask any of them if a citizen(POS) hit
a motorcycle cop. Are you simply looking for some Get Out of Jail
excuse reserved only for law enforcement? Remember we would
all like to go home safe.

Capt. Crunch @ 9/10/2013 8:49 PM

The police have better training in driving then the average citizen ie(EVOC) thats why a police officer will ask questions of another police officer involved in a accident to prevent other possible accidents in the future and not for "Get out of Jail excuse. So shut your pie hole.

Troop @ 9/11/2013 2:23 AM

Hey Lenny, u wanna be cop. Go away.

getum @ 9/11/2013 5:40 AM

Lenny's questions are appropriate (except the first one, these questions would be addressed to a civilian too).... It does seem as if Marty is being soft on the trooper. If the roles were reversed (Motor cop being hit by a civilian) most here would be in a rage over it. Regardless what the tropper was doing during or prior to the accident, he have Ohio Highway Patrol a "Black Eye". He should get what ever's coming to him reagrdless.......

Crash @ 9/11/2013 6:43 AM

I believe what Lenny fails to understand, and the point that Marty is trying to make is LEO's ask those questions of everyone involved in an crash. We always try to understand why the at fault driver did what ever they did to cause a crash. This isn't a police cop out, it's a legitimate investigative inquiry.

MartyB @ 9/11/2013 8:37 AM

@ Lenny, to answer your question, Yes, I would most certainly ask the same type of questions if a "civillian" hit a motor officer. If fact I'd probably make sure the individual received a FSB by an officer that was certified in drug and alcohol impairment recognition at sometime during the early stages of the accident investigation. I'm also pretty sure that the officer that collided with the motorcycle received the same type of testing. I'd bet the motorcyclist got a test as well.

Jim B. @ 9/12/2013 9:49 AM

It looks like the motorcyclist was stopped in the middle of the road. I'm not saying that absolves the trooper of all responsibility but it looks like the biker might bear some as well.

Jim B. @ 9/12/2013 9:51 AM

Disregard by previous comment. Went back and looked at the video again, not sure what I thought I was seeing the first time.

dilt @ 9/12/2013 6:06 PM

The motorcyclist was not stopped in the road, but there does seem to be a large difference in speed between the two vehicles. I question the behavior of backing the vehicle up after the collision without determining that the motorcyclists are clear of the vehicle.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/12/2013 11:17 PM

Its very clear the beacons were not on at any time prior to the crash and his beacons only activated after he had run over and past the motorcycle and began backing up. Still looks as though the Trooper was either not paying attention or was asleep at the wheel.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/12/2013 11:25 PM

I have no idea what happened to my original post but at least I know somebody read it. That stretch of road is very rural and unlit and it would be an easy place for anyone to nod off. From his dash cam he obviously never saw what the camera saw. I suspect he backed up because he had no idea what he had struck which falls in line with being alseep prior to impact.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/12/2013 11:31 PM

Now I understand why all posts are not together, every article with video has two seperate listings. Everyone who has lost a posting will find it connected to the other location. This explains a lot.

Greg @ 9/13/2013 5:42 AM

How fast was he going? I'm used to seeing speed as one of the readouts on the dashcam...sure looks like speeding was involved.

The male victim said: "I told (a trooper), if you see him, tell him I forgive him because I don't want him to be hurting real bad," said Waldman, who is hospitalized with a broken foot and other injuries. "It's definitely some sort of accident."

I'd bet money the trooper fell asleep and almost killed these bikers. Why over a month to investigate this accident?

JC @ 9/16/2013 11:47 PM

I can only assume the trooper backed up to place his car in a position to warn other drivers and block them from striking the injured and/or the downed motorcycle. As far as the accident itself it appears he was either distracted or asleep.

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