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Louisiana Officer Lost Control of Cruiser After Hitting Bicycle

June 27, 2011  | 

A Ball (La.) Police Department officer lost control of his cruiser, after striking an unoccupied bicycle while responding to a call of an officer needing assistance, and was killed in a crash.

Officer Russell A. George was traveling south on U.S. 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday. After striking a bicycle that was on the pavement in an inside lane, Officer George lost control of his vehicle, which began spinning and then veered off the right side of the highway.

The cruiser struck several trees, came to rest, and caught fire. Officer George was unable to escape the car and died at the scene. The Louisiana State Police is investigating the crash.

Source: The Town Talk

Comments (4)

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John Russell @ 6/27/2011 4:45 PM

Keep thinking you own the road and can drive like NASCAR, find out LAW OF PHYSICS will put you in your place every time...for every action equal and opposite reaction...OBEY it or pay the ultimate price.

Inspector 593 @ 6/27/2011 6:50 PM

I don't think I like the tone of this first comment!Sounds to me like this person has or had a problem with law enforcement.Nothing in this story suggests high speed resulted in this tragic accident.It doesn't take a genius to see that a bicycle left in a traffic lane was a major factor involved in it. Sounds like sour grapes to me!

Edub @ 6/27/2011 7:16 PM

Police rock,

Rick Bonneau @ 6/28/2011 4:32 AM

Mr. Russell, most people wait to hear all of the facts before they jump to conclusions and assume they know everything, It is easy for me to form the opinion that I am in the presence of greatness here and communicating with a pure genius know it all. I agree with Inspector 593...You have obviously not had good experiences with police at some point. Let me guess...You did nothing wrong correct? Any way... RIP Officer George and god bless to family, friends and co-workers. As for John Russell....Why don't you take up bicycle riding along that same stretch of road? !!!!

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