When you are driving, some of the most important things to watch out for are traffic signals or signs. You don’t want to accidentally hit someone because you enter into an intersection during a red light or when a stop sign was present. This is true even more so when emergency vehicles are around.
When a driver is behind the wheel, they need to pay attention to what they’re doing as well as what is happening around them. If they see a police officer or other emergency personnel, they should make sure to slow down, move over to another lane further away if possible and be courteous. This is a requirement if and when these vehicles have their lights and sirens on.
Unfortunately, a police officer was injured after a car ran a stop sign and hit his patrol vehicle, according to news out of San Jose. The report stated that the crash happened at approximately 1 a.m. in downtown San Jose.
The driver of the other vehicle also suffered injuries in the crash, and both they and the officer were taken to the hospital for treatment. The police officer’s vehicle sustained major damage, as did the other party’s sedan.
This is just one example of how an emergency vehicle and its occupants could be impacted by a driver who isn’t paying enough attention to what they’re doing. There is no more information on the cause of this crash, but if you’re hit in a similar collision, it may be worth making a claim against the at-fault driver. An at-fault driver should be held accountable for their actions and may need to cover your financial losses.