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Parkersburg PD not part of crash team investigation

Collision under investigation

August 24, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Officials say the investigation into a collision between a police cruiser and a civilian vehicle is ongoing. The collision occurred after 10 a.m....

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Geezer

Aug-27-13 1:05 PM

Wet blankets win again.

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BakerKat

Aug-27-13 9:04 AM

Hope you have a new name at the ready. Poof.

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AaronS

Aug-27-13 7:40 AM

Even you Denver have to admit, this dudes not all there.

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GPettit12

Aug-27-13 12:20 AM

This troll known as 4TB thinks he is above the law! He is so mixed up that he rants that he drinks while driving, talks on the phone while driving, racist against other people and would tend to any police officer before any one of "US" little people. The first responders have the right to anything and cannot get tickets because "WE" take care of each other. These are the words of a Troll. We all know this is not true but it makes "US" little people HATE the law enforcement and first responders more. To let this troll run his mouth and make the law look bad to us small people. I have friends on the PPD and WC PD and I think someone needs to burst this little troll's bubble and ground him to his mom's basement again. And no troll we are NOT jealous of you at all!!!

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AaronS

Aug-26-13 7:30 PM

Enough said.

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Itsnottolate

Aug-26-13 5:34 PM

hopefully both parties are alright, hopefully the truth will prevail, and anyone that thinks cops, ff's, emt's, etc can drive as they please without consequences are crazy. Hopefully an impartial investigation uncovers the truth.

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BakerKat

Aug-26-13 4:34 PM

He would kick him and then go wipe the officer's b.. um I mean chin.

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AaronS

Aug-26-13 1:58 PM

The quote below is part of the West Virginia Code meaning it is State Law. The fact that they didn’t they teach that in your emergency responder’s class is a bit disturbing? If they didn’t teach you that you are responsible for your actions, it would behoove you to learn it because if you’re found at fault in an accident, you can and will be held personally liable.

At any rate, I get the picture of who you are. While I certainly appreciate those who volunteer, there are those who do so for the wrong reasons and while I don’t know you, your posts do speak for themselves. It’s a bit disquieting that in your dozen or so post, you failed to express any concern for the private citizen struck by another vehicle. It makes me wonder what your response would be in were you to arrive on the scene of a similar accident.

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AaronS

Aug-26-13 6:37 AM

"This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway."

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AaronS

Aug-26-13 3:40 AM

I think I'll trust the West Virginia Code young lady.

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AaronS

Aug-25-13 8:24 PM

I'm sorry denver. I meant fight for his rights. I really should stop posting from my iPhone.

As to the topic, I'm not sure what happended and gladly acknowledge that there is a slight chance that the person who got hit was at fault.

As it happens so little, that is what led to my initial post. From there, I was merely clearing inaccuracies, particularly those involving what the law actually says versus what someone thinks it says.

With the law, what can be proven is the most important thing. As such, if the gentleman was setting still in the center lane, it will be difficult for anyone to prove he was at fault, particularly if the officer was driving in the center turning lane, a big no-no, even to authorized emergency vehicles.

I hope that clears it up for you.

Cheers

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denver

Aug-25-13 7:30 PM

Now that made a lot of since!

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AaronS

Aug-25-13 5:47 PM

I don't have to 'dig' through the WV Code young lady, I know pretty much were the traffic laws are.!you should try doing some research instead of listening to your birdie.

If the city does take the stance, a decent lawyer will have a field day in court. Unless of course the driver is too Denver to hire one and right for his rights.

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Fatman

Aug-25-13 5:00 PM

Martin said in article miller left phs to heip with foot chase.they couldn't catch suspect anyway our officers couldn't run if their life depended on it maybe to donut shop.

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denver

Aug-25-13 4:40 PM

Fatman where does Officer Miller live and where does it say he left PHS in this article

As for "AaronS" now its 99.2%! Like "soarwitheagles13" wrote (you post what fits YOUR argument) which I've known for a while now, and you call somebody else ignorant! OK

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Fatman

Aug-25-13 3:46 PM

Soarwitheagles13 read article police chief Martin said he left phs to assist office in foot chase so why would he be coming from Vienna.still no one can say what happened to suspect in foot chase also if he is closet officer to that area and he has to leave phs than where are all the other cops maybe at the donut shop.city police needs to get together and get their story straight this is another embarrassment to parkersburg I guess when you have a clown for mayor you would have employees who are afraid to tell the truth.city will be in for Hugh lawsuit all juries will have to do is read paper.

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AaronS

Aug-25-13 3:11 PM

Statically speaking, 99.2% of all rear end collisions are the fault of the driver in the rear. That's close enough to anytime for me. Every source says Denver remains ignorant.

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AaronS

Aug-25-13 3:11 PM

Statically speaking, 99.2% of all rear end collisions are the fault of the driver in the rear. That's close enough to anytime for me. Every source says Denver remains ignorant.

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Fatman

Aug-25-13 2:51 PM

Denver please get some glasses or learn how to read city ends on grand central before Home Depot so if he crossed lakeview dr he was coming from Vienna article said he left phs to help officer in foot chase that is wrong direction from phs.seems like he was lost or wasn't where he was suppose to be let's have someone check that out.

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denver

Aug-25-13 2:38 PM

He was heading away from Vienna article said he had lights on when crossing lakeview dr.phs is not in Vienna at least it wasn't when I went there (and car made a right turn out of lakeview plaza that he hit in rear end.) "Fatman" Sounds to me like you said he pulled out in front of Officer Miller!

And now "AaronS" is trying to change what he wrote to make it right! You wrote "ANYTIME a vehicle strikes another vehicle n the rear, due regard for safety has been neglected"

I'll stand by my reply

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AaronS

Aug-25-13 12:35 PM

"who ever told you "Anytime a vehicle strikes another vehicle n the rear, due regard for safety has been neglected" didn't know what they were talking about!"

Really. It's a staple of law enforcement accident investigation, the automotive insurance industry and in motor vehicle safety training.

There can be no doubt that, generally speaking, when a car, in broad daylight, runs into the rear of another which is stationary on the highway and which has not come to a sudden stop, the fault is in the driving of the moving car.

(Rintoul v. X-Ray and Radium Industries Ltd., [1956] SCR 674 at 677).

Seems it's been established law decades. Don't take my word for it though Denver. Do the research yourself and find out that EVERYONE associated with this type of accidents would say your statement is based in ignorance.

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Fatman

Aug-25-13 12:35 PM

Lets fix this for good fire officer,police chief,and recall mayor and this great city of parkersburg will become great again.

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Fatman

Aug-25-13 12:26 PM

Denver where did I say he pulled out in front of the police.i still don't understand why he was coming fom Vienna when he was suppose to be at phs working. Maybe we need to check into this, what ever happened to suspect that other officer was chasing on foot.sounds fishy to me.

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AaronS

Aug-25-13 12:17 PM

I saw no reference of pulling into the center lane being a moving violation in the WV Code. Sec. 17 C Article 7 (2) Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane which is clearly marked as a left turn lane except in preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is signposted to give notice of such allocation.

That's the only reference to a turning lane. The lane in Vienna is not allocated exclusively to one direction. It's used in both directions and one of the uses for the center lane is that vehicles crossing 2 lanes of traffic from a business can get in the center lane, stop and wait for a break in traffic so they can safely merge into moving traffic.

What NO ONE can do, including LEO's, is drive in a center lane. If the Police Officer were driving in the center lane, he was in violation of the law.

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denver

Aug-25-13 11:04 AM

From what "Fatman" wrote, the Grand Am pulled out in front of Officer Miller!

And "AaronS" who ever told you "Anytime a vehicle strikes another vehicle n the rear, due regard for safety has been neglected" didn't know what they were talking about!

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