Boaz police officer hit during traffic stop, Move Over law cited

Emily Parkin

We told you this week about *** driver in Bowie’s hitting an officer’s cruiser and now we’re seeing video of that collision, Check this out. It’s newly released video showing someone hit the patrol car as the officer is searching the car that was pulled over, you see it kinda in the background right there. So police said the driver was speeding, swerved out of one lane and then rear ended the patrol car because of Alabama’s move over law. This should not have happened, drivers, you’re supposed to move over for emergency vehicles working nearby, jumped in to help. Yeah, we saw, we saw him when the officer had, had the lady pulled over to begin with and we’ve seen it when the other lady hit him in the rear end. But uh, you know, all I could do was my first instinct when people need help. So the driver who rear ended that patrol car could be facing charges. The officer was treated at the hospital for injuries and I should be back at work sometime soon.

‘Please move over’: Boaz police officer hit during traffic stop

The Boaz Police Department is asking drivers to pay better attention to emergency vehicles on the side of the road after an officer was hit, and injured, on Saturday. Watch the moment it happened in the video above.In a Facebook post, Boaz police said an officer was conducting a traffic stop in the left lane of U.S. Highway 431 at Seay Avenue when his patrol vehicle was rear-ended by a speeding driver. The vehicle’s emergency lights were active when it was hit.The officer, the driver who was pulled over, and the driver who hit the police SUV were all transported to the hospital. All three were treated and released as of Tuesday morning.Alabama’s “Move Over Act,” also known as State Law 32-5a-58.2, requires drivers to move over, or slow down, when approaching stopped emergency vehicles displaying flashing lights or other visual signals.Violating the Move Over law is a misdemeanor punishable by fines of up to $200.

The Boaz Police Department is asking drivers to pay better attention to emergency vehicles on the side of the road after an officer was hit, and injured, on Saturday. Watch the moment it happened in the video above.

In a Facebook post, Boaz police said an officer was conducting a traffic stop in the left lane of U.S. Highway 431 at Seay Avenue when his patrol vehicle was rear-ended by a speeding driver. The vehicle’s emergency lights were active when it was hit.

The officer, the driver who was pulled over, and the driver who hit the police SUV were all transported to the hospital. All three were treated and released as of Tuesday morning.

Alabama’s “Move Over Act,” also known as State Law 32-5a-58.2, requires drivers to move over, or slow down, when approaching stopped emergency vehicles displaying flashing lights or other visual signals.

Violating the Move Over law is a misdemeanor punishable by fines of up to $200.

https://www.wvtm13.com/article/boaz-alabama-police-officer-hit-during-traffic-stop/40159455

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