Cop cruiser struck by car in Paradise

Lawrence Powell
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RCMP investigate two-vehicle collision

This police car was turning to stop another vehicle when it was struck by a Honda. The accident happened in Paradise.

Annapolis County RCMP is investigating a collision that occurred on Highway 1 earlier this afternoon. At approximately 12 p.m., Annapolis County RCMP and EHS responded to a two-vehicle collision in Paradise.

An Annapolis County RCMP vehicle collided with a Honda Accord traveling eastbound on Highway 1. Preliminary investigation revealed that the marked police vehicle was exiting a driveway with emergency lights activated to apprehend a violator when it was struck on the driver side.

The 40-year-old Annapolis County officer was alone in his vehicle when the collision occurred. Both the officer and four occupants of the Honda were assessed by EHS at the scene of the collision. No one was transported to hospital.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and a Traffic Analyst is assisting with the investigation. The matter is still under investigation.

Organizations: RCMP, Honda

Geographic location: Annapolis County, Paradise

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  • Kevin Coldwell
    January 30, 2014 - 13:20

    Yes it is illegal to back into an intersection which the RCMP did. RCMP had warning lights on. Backed into oncoming traffic. Car that hit him was full of people. In attention may have been a factor. RCMP had the right of way but was also required to make sure it was given to him. It was obviously not. May have been due to ignorance , inattention or not enough fore warning to oncoming traffic. Non the less any vehicle displaying a hazard warning with flashing lights must also look to see that right of way is being given.

  • Beau Beau
    January 27, 2014 - 14:58

    What does the brand name of the car that hit the police car have anything to do with the accident? Bad title.

  • G
    January 27, 2014 - 12:26

    I'm willing to bet the cop was backing out of the driveway like the one in berwick on Saturday that I almost hit

  • Newsflash
    January 27, 2014 - 11:35

    Why are the RC's investigating? Shouldn't this fall under SIRT's roof? It sounds to me like the RC got excited to get another ticket and pulled out without checking traffic, causing 4 people to collide with him. We know the RCMP buddies will not charge him, should be outside agency. Transparency indeed.

  • Anonymous Citizen
    January 26, 2014 - 23:29

    What's there to investigate? Cop pulls out into the road without looking, car hits cop car. Doesn't matter if he had his lights on, if you pull out in front of another moving vehicle in our recent weather, you're probably going to get hit. Tax dollars will fix the patrol car and the individual in the Honda will most likely receive the blame for the accident. There, I just saved them a whole week of investigtions.

  • gay
    January 26, 2014 - 16:13