Man knocked off bike by police car

Daily Echo: Man knocked off bike by police car Man knocked off bike by police car

A POLICE investigation is under way after a cyclist got knocked off his bike by a police car.

Joseph Ellis, from Sholing, was cycling home from work along Cobbett Road, in Midanbury, when a police car indicated and pulled out from some parked cars, hitting him as he rode past.

The 37-year-old was thrown across the bonnet of the car and hit the ground, injuring his shoulder, just after 4pm, on Tuesday afternoon.

The 27-year-old officer, based at Bitterne, immediately got out of the patrol car, apologised and called an ambulance.

Paramedics treated Mr Ellis at the scene before he was allowed to head home.

The officer has been temporarily suspended from driving duties, as is standard procedure after such an incident.

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5:27pm Fri 22 Mar 13

cantthinkofone says...

Police drivers cause an average of nine crashes a day. That's *cause* not just 'are involved in' - the figure is those that police forces admit to having been responsible for. 3,300 a year, including about 50 fatalities.
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Info's from 2009 mind, so it's possible things have improved in the last few years. Maybe...
Police drivers cause an average of nine crashes a day. That's *cause* not just 'are involved in' - the figure is those that police forces admit to having been responsible for. 3,300 a year, including about 50 fatalities. . Info's from 2009 mind, so it's possible things have improved in the last few years. Maybe... cantthinkofone
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8:44pm Fri 22 Mar 13

downfader says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
Police drivers cause an average of nine crashes a day. That's *cause* not just 'are involved in' - the figure is those that police forces admit to having been responsible for. 3,300 a year, including about 50 fatalities.
.
Info's from 2009 mind, so it's possible things have improved in the last few years. Maybe...
IIRC there are about 5 levels of Police driver. Most are not trained in hazard observation for chasing crims (as you see on Police Interceptors on channel 5) but are varying levels of normal domestic driving experience.

Perhaps an advanced course and refreshers would benefit and set a greater example?
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: Police drivers cause an average of nine crashes a day. That's *cause* not just 'are involved in' - the figure is those that police forces admit to having been responsible for. 3,300 a year, including about 50 fatalities. . Info's from 2009 mind, so it's possible things have improved in the last few years. Maybe...[/p][/quote]IIRC there are about 5 levels of Police driver. Most are not trained in hazard observation for chasing crims (as you see on Police Interceptors on channel 5) but are varying levels of normal domestic driving experience. Perhaps an advanced course and refreshers would benefit and set a greater example? downfader
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9:55pm Fri 22 Mar 13

cantthinkofone says...

downfader wrote:
cantthinkofone wrote:
Police drivers cause an average of nine crashes a day. That's *cause* not just 'are involved in' - the figure is those that police forces admit to having been responsible for. 3,300 a year, including about 50 fatalities.
.
Info's from 2009 mind, so it's possible things have improved in the last few years. Maybe...
IIRC there are about 5 levels of Police driver. Most are not trained in hazard observation for chasing crims (as you see on Police Interceptors on channel 5) but are varying levels of normal domestic driving experience.

Perhaps an advanced course and refreshers would benefit and set a greater example?
Great idea. And it would probably pay for itself through reduced compensation payments, costs of clearing up and investigating incidents, etc.
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However - unfortunately that takes a broader view to realise, so it would probably be branded as 'too expensive' by the myopics in charge.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: Police drivers cause an average of nine crashes a day. That's *cause* not just 'are involved in' - the figure is those that police forces admit to having been responsible for. 3,300 a year, including about 50 fatalities. . Info's from 2009 mind, so it's possible things have improved in the last few years. Maybe...[/p][/quote]IIRC there are about 5 levels of Police driver. Most are not trained in hazard observation for chasing crims (as you see on Police Interceptors on channel 5) but are varying levels of normal domestic driving experience. Perhaps an advanced course and refreshers would benefit and set a greater example?[/p][/quote]Great idea. And it would probably pay for itself through reduced compensation payments, costs of clearing up and investigating incidents, etc. . However - unfortunately that takes a broader view to realise, so it would probably be branded as 'too expensive' by the myopics in charge. cantthinkofone
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