Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fresno Police Officer Hospitalized after Crashing into Tree

Part of police officers’ duty is to respond to emergency calls. When they received reports about a car accident or any unlawful incident, they are supposed to go to the scene as soon as possible in order to help injured individuals or assist other police officers who were trying to detain a suspect.

When responding to calls, many police officers tend to speed up while on the roads in order to provide immediate assistance to those who need it and sometimes ended up getting involved in accidents themselves.

This may be the reason why a female Fresno police officer lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a tree along Peach Avenue, near Fresno Yosemite International Airport and McKinley Avenue.

The woman was on her way to help another officer, who was reportedly fighting with a suspect. However, instead of rendering help, she was the one who was placed in a dangerous situation because of the accident.

According to reports, the woman was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center. She was not seriously injured in the accident and is now in a good condition.

Authorities face many dangers just to serve the people. In order to avoid being involved in an accident while they are responding to an emergency call, it is advisable that they follow these tips:

• Use your sirens. This device will enable you to make your presence felt while on the roads. In addition, drivers who see approaching patrol cars will allot space for them. Under the law, you are required to use this device when there is an emergency situation.
• Do not move at a speed which can make you lose control of the vehicle. Although you need to provide immediate assistance to other people, you should also think about your own safety.
• Avoid passing along crowded areas in order to reduce your chances of colliding with another vehicle or hitting a pedestrian.