One of the many risks of driving a police patrol car on Texas roads is a higher incidence of car accidents. More time on the road just means wrecks are more likely to occur. Police officers are also involved in more high-risk driving.
Another risk is being parked on the shoulder of the road after the officer has pulled someone over.
A Bexar County auto wreck Saturday night illustrated the danger. A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy was struck outside his patrol car Saturday night while he was parked on the shoulder of the road.
The San Antonio, TX car accident occurred at about 8:50 p.m. The officer had stopped to help a disabled motorist on I-35. The deputy was struck by a southbound Jeep Cherokee. The victim of the crash was taken to San Antonio Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Of the many occupational hazards facing police officers, the dangers of auto wrecks are but one. Alert and defensive drivers should always understand that the police officers may be on the shoulder of the road. If you see a police vehicle, assume that an officer can get out at any minute or that something else unpredictable could occur.
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