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Valuable Situational Awareness Lesson in Dashcam Video as Pursuit Ends When Woman Collides With Train

Date: 2013-10-16
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Just added to our Video Page:

This dashboard camera footage comes from the Woods Cross (Utah) Police Department.  After pursuing a suspect associated with an unwanted guest disturbance call, an officer witnesses the suspect drive into a southbound freight train passing through on the farthermost track of a double-track railroad crossing.  Her car stuck on the closer track, she is then hit and propelled ahead by a second southbound train.

The pursuing officer was attempting to remove the driver from the vehicle when a second officer arrived and alerted him to the oncoming second train, allowing him to step out of the way seconds before the collision.

The woman in the car survived with minor injuries, including a broken arm. And a new arrest record.

This makes an excellent situational awareness video – had the second officer not arrived in time to alert the first of the oncoming second train, this could well have been a line of duty death.

Watch the video here .

Read the news story, with embedded video, here .

For more videos relevant to public safety and emergency services, see out Video Page at http://www.9-1-1magazine.com/videos/

- Submitted by Chris Berwick/ via Fox13, Salt Lake City.

 

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