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Idaho cop rear ended by Viber

Post by joatmon » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:21 am »(also, news report video at source web site)Trooper Rear Ended on I-15Updated: June 14, 2009 06:46 PMBy Hailey Higgins, Local News 8 ReporterIDAHO FALLS - Just a month after Idaho State Troopers made a serious effort to enforce the Move Over Law, an Idaho State patrol car is rear ended on I-15 near Exit 113, south of Idaho Falls Sunday.Troopers said the Idaho State Trooper had the vehicle's lights on and was out removing tire debris when he was hit by a Pontiac Vibe.Witnesses said a car didn't slow down before it rear ended the troopers car. Idaho State Police said the driver took his eyes off the road when he hit the patrol vehicle.The Pontiac rolled after stricking the patrol car. The officer was outside of the vehicle when it was hit.Both the trooper and the driver were walking around, but the driver told witnesses he thought broke his collarbone.Both cars looked like a total loss. Traffic was backed up for half a mile.This accident could possibly have been avoided if the driver slowed down and pulled over when he saw the trooper on the side of the road. Weather and alcohol were not a factor in the crash. » BONNEVILLE COUNTY - An accident Sunday afternoon takes out an ISP patrol car, but luckily the officer wasn't inside at the time.26-year-old Chad Opela of Farmington, New Mexico was driving on Interstate 15 but took his eyes off the road. That's when he hit the patrol car parked on the side. Opela's Pontiac rolled after rear-ending the patrol car.Senior Trooper Pete Sibus was parked in the left lane to remove some tire debris and had his lights on. Sibus was uninjured.Opela was wearing his seatbelt and was treated and released at the scene. Weather and alcohol are not believed to be a part of the accident.[/quoate] ... uote]Idaho State Police Car HitPosted: June 14, 2009 08:11 PMAccording to the Idaho State Police, a patrol car was hit this morning near Idaho Falls by an driver from New Mexico.The State Police report says Senior Trooper Sibus was parked along I-15 picking up debris from the road when his Dodge Charger was struck from behind by Chad Opela's 2009 Pontiac Vibe.The troopers vehicle was running and had lights going along with the yellow arrow stick directing traffic to the opposite side of the road. Senior Trooper Sibus was not in the charger when it was hit and was not injured.Opela told officers that he had taken his eyes off the road momentarily when he struck the ISP car. His car rolled and the Vibe's airbags were deployed and he was wearing his seatbelt. Opela suffered minor injuries and was treated and released the scene of the crash.Because a trooper with the ISP was involved, they asked the Bingham County Sheriffs Office to investigate the accident. This is standard procedure in this kind of accident to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.Idaho cop, New Mexico Viber, which regional forum to put it in? Northwest got because there are fewer threads here

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Post by bull77 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:34 am

wow -- he walked away with a minor injury after rear ending at speed and rolling!!buy a lotty ticket

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Post by lovemyraffe » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:16 am

Oops. Not his best day.
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Post by ehoff121 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:17 am

Quote, originally posted by joatmon »Opela was wearing his seatbelt and was treated and released at the scene.One of the main reasons I bought a Vibe; the car can take a hit.
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Post by NUBlackshirts » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:38 am

Quote, originally posted by bull77 »wow -- he walked away with a minor injury after rear ending at speed and rolling!!buy a lotty ticket I don't think his luck was that good...he did rear-end a COP after all!
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Post by Baltovibe » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:51 pm

My eyesight must be going ... I originally thought the title said "Idaho cop rear ended by Viper" and was expecting to hear details of a gory hi-speed collision.
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Post by star_deceiver » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:22 am

He'll have fun when he gets his new car and has to pay sky high insurance rates. And having every single one of his friends ask him how he missed big blue and red flashing lights on a straight strech of road!
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