Fla. Cop Strikes Pedestrian, Leaves Scene
An Orlando Police officer is under investigation after he struck a pedestrian with his cruiser in a crosswalk and left the scene. Read the full story here.
April 17, 2013
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Really? @ 4/18/2013 4:32 PM
The pedestrian was standing in the middle of the crosswalk, and was not moving. It makes me think that he wanted to get hit so he could file a lawsuit. He sounded perfectly OK when he called 911. The officer should have called it in. I would be very curious to the outcome of this incident. From what I see in the video, this was NOT a "Hit & Run".
Thinkb4upost @ 4/18/2013 8:47 PM
I understand the pedestrian was in the crosswalk, but you can't hit him!! At the minimum, the Officer should have had an accident report filed and called a bus to the scene for an evaluation. Accidents happen, but we can't compound it by just leaving like that. We are held to a higher standard..
Jim B. @ 4/19/2013 7:59 AM
Pretty dumb to drive away without calling it in. Yeah, they guy was just standing there in the middle of the crosswalk but like Thinkb4upost said, that doesn't mean you get to hit him. I'm not saying the officer did it on purpose, I'm sure it was an accident but you don't just ask they guy if he's ok and then drive away. Call it in to a supervisor, make a report of it, call an ambulance. If for no other reason than to get the guy to sign that he is refusing medical care. In other words, COVER YOUR ASS! This would have just been a simple accident, no injuries to the pedestrian, pedestrian found at fault for being in the crosswalk against the light and probably no problem for the officer. Now it looks bad because he left the scene. Just not smart!
jellystonepark @ 4/22/2013 5:23 PM
Three letters I've learned to live by C.Y.A nuff said
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