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    Officer hits disabled pedestrian w/cruiser...video released

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    Dash Cam Video of Accident Released

    Posted: Jan 7, 2008 02:25 PM
    Updated: Jan 7, 2008 06:10 PM EST
    Raw Video: Police Car Strikes Pedestrian Police Release Video of Pedestrian Struck by Car

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    On Monday, Albemarle police released dash cam video from a November accident in downtown Charlottesville. An officer hit a disabled pedestrian with his police cruiser.
    The police department says it was just an accident and no one is to blame.
    Last November, Officer Greg Davis was behind the wheel when he struck Gerald Mitchell with his car. At first, police gave Mitchell a ticket for crossing at the intersection of 4th and West Main Streets at the wrong time. Now, the charges have been dropped and police are saying Mitchell isn't to blame, but neither is the officer who hit him.
    Click the video link to watch the video and decide for yourself.
    You can't see Mitchell in the crosswalk at the intersection until the last minute. If you take a look at the cross signal, you can see it is red.
    The accident sent Mitchell to the emergency room. We were not able to reach Mitchell Monday by phone. But Mitchell, an artist, has told NBC29 that the accident left some permanent damage that gets in the way of his artwork.
    Police say they don't expect any charges against Davis even though Mitchell isn't at fault.
    "We are sorry that Mr. Mitchell was injured. I am sure Officer Davis feels the same way. However, this was an accident," said Lieutenant John Teixeira with the Albemarle County Police Department.
    The charges against Mitchell were dropped last week. Albemarle police are still investigating the situation internally.
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    Oh brother... the officer had the green...It looks like he tapped him more then anything...

    I do love the song going in the background though!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    Oh brother... the officer had the green...It looks like he tapped him more then anything...

    I do love the song going in the background though!!
    I guess it depends on your laws, but a pedestrian in a crosswalk usually has the right of way here - especially if he was in the middle of the crosswalk when it changes.



    I thought it was kinda scary that cross traffic rolls on thru, even when the patrol car is still in the intersection!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    I guess it depends on your laws, but a pedestrian in a crosswalk usually has the right of way here - especially if he was in the middle of the crosswalk when it changes.



    I thought it was kinda scary that cross traffic rolls on thru, even when the patrol car is still in the intersection!
    True...

    BTW My laws are your laws.... I don't think we are all that far from each other actually.

    I don't think he counted as a pedestrian though, since he was in a motorized wheel chair...
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    Mitchell said that once he recovers, he wants to have a fundraiser to pay for lawyer fees. "I've got to do the right thing," he said of a possible lawsuit. "I can't walk away from this."
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    I'm not touching this... I know you all want me to, but dammit, I'm not. So there.
    hehehe cooooome on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    True...

    BTW My laws are your laws.... I don't think we are all that far from each other actually.
    Not necessarily. Cities have their own muni codes for things like traffic/jaywalking.

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    I don't think he counted as a pedestrian though, since he was in a motorized wheel chair...
    Does he go in the street then?

    I'm pretty sure people in wheelchairs are considered pedestrians in most places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Not necessarily. Cities have their own muni codes for things like traffic/jaywalking.

    Does he go in the street then?

    I'm pretty sure people in wheelchairs are considered pedestrians in most places.
    From the other linked article..

    He also faced charges of not yielding to a pedestrian because his wheelchair is considered a vehicle and not pressing the button to activate the pedestrian signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    From the other linked article..

    He also faced charges of not yielding to a pedestrian because his wheelchair is considered a vehicle and not pressing the button to activate the pedestrian signals.

    Until they read the code. Probably why they dropped the charges.

    Now Illiy, I think I've firmly established my ardent support of LEO's, but sometimes you just gotta call them like ya see them.

    The guy made a left-hand turn into someone crossing the street, after sitting at an intersection for quite a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Until they read the code. Probably why they dropped the charges.

    Now Illiy, I think I've firmly established my ardent support of LEO's, but sometimes you just gotta call them like ya see them.

    The guy made a left-hand turn into someone crossing the street, after sitting at an intersection for quite a while.

    Awe...but I was having fun!

    Guess I should do my homework now... ugh!
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