Police: Two officers struck by car in South Memphis | WREG.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two officers were struck by a car at South Third and West Raines Road in south Memphis, and one was taken to the hospital with a possible leg injury, MPD spokesperson Karen Rudolph said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the officers initially responded to an armed domestic call in the 200 block of Elder prior to the incident. After the officers arrived on the scene, a suspect fled in a vehicle and hit them.

Once the suspect drove off, he struck another car and a fire hydrant. He’s now in custody and was taken to the hospital in critical condition due to injuries he received from the crash.

Police say the suspect had children in the car with him when he fled the scene. They were taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.

Rudolph says their ages appear to “range from 1 to 13-years-old.”

Family members rushed to the scene in panic, looking for answers.

“It’s just senseless. Just stop, because you’re putting your life in danger, other people’s lives in danger and it shouldn’t come to this,” Rovonda Green said.

The other officer who was injured was not taken to the hospital.

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DPS: Trooper injured in wrong-way driver crash near Flagstaff

A wrong-way driver collided with an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper near Flagstaff Saturday, officials said. 

Flagstaff dispatch received multiple reports of a red Nissan Rogue driving recklessly on Milton Road in Flagstaff shortly after 3:30 p.m., according to DPS. The driver of the vehicle allegedly was driving on the sidewalk, nearly hitting other cars.

A trooper found the SUV on Interstate 40 near the city and tried to contact the driver, officials said. The driver then fled, driving east in the westbound lanes of the highway.

A sergeant who was in the area was involved in a collision with the wrong-way driver shortly after, DPS said.

The sergeant, the female driver and her underage passenger all were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

DPS said impairment has not been ruled out, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Off-Duty Dallas Police Officer Hit By A Car After Confronting Burglars

A female off-duty Dallas police officer was injured early Friday morning after confronting a trio of burglary suspects at her apartment complex.

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Shaker Heights police have arrested a former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge in connection with the death of his ex-wife at her home on Saturday.

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Shaker Heights police have arrested a former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge in connection with the death of his ex-wife at her home on Saturday.

Police have not announced any formal charges at this time.

Authorities say Lance Mason was taken into custody after police responded to the 17000 block of Chagrin Boulevard for a domestic violence call on Saturday morning.

Mason fled the scene but crashed into one of the responding officers. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The officer sustained nonlife-threatening injuries.

The woman has been identified as Aisha Fraser, a sixth-grade teacher at Woodbury Elementary School in Shaker Heights.

According to court documents, Mason was suspended from practicing law after he attacked his wife in front of their children as they were driving back from a family member’s funeral on Aug. 2, 2014.

During the drive back, Mason became upset and struck Fraser repeatedly in the head and bit her on the face. When Fraser tried to get out of the car, Mason grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back in, court documents said.

While stopped at a red light, Fraser jumped out of the vehicle but fell to the ground. Court documents say Mason put the car in park and left their children in the vehicle. Mason continued to attack her but eventually left Fraser bleeding on the ground while he drove away with the children, court documents said.

Mason’s attack on Fraser left her with an orbital fracture under her left eye. Mason was arrested later the same day, court records said.

Fraser filed for divorce two days after the attack. Their divorce was finalized on Nov. 12, 2015.

On Aug. 26, 2014, Mason was indicted on multiple charges, including felonious assault, domestic violence, kidnapping and endangering children, according to court records.

The same day the Ohio Supreme Court issued an order disqualifying him from serving as a judge.

On Sept. 1, 2015, the Board of Professional Conduct gave notice to the Ohio Supreme Court, which in turn, issued an interim felony suspension of Mason’s law license, court records show.

Mason was sentenced on Sept. 26, 2015, to two years at the Lorain Correctional Institution and six months in county jail, but he was given judicial release after having served nine months, court documents said.

Mason’s ex-wife was awarded $150,000 in a civil lawsuit she filed against him, according to court records.

On June 9, 2017, the Board of Professional Conduct recommended that Mason be permanently disbarred. On Dec. 28, 2017, the Ohio State Bar Association suspended his law license indefinitely, court records show.

In November 2017, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson hired Mason as the city’s Minority Business Development Administrator. Mason was fired from his city job on Saturday evening following his arrest.

The mayor’s office released the following statement:

The City of Cleveland is aware of the arrest of Lance Mason, Minority Business Development Administrator, on felony charges in the city of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

“I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Aisha Fraser, especially to her children,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

Mr. Mason has been terminated effective immediately. The City of Cleveland will cooperate fully with the City of Shaker Heights in this investigation.

Mason served as an Ohio state Senator from 2007 to 2008 and has also served as an assistant county prosecutor.

The Shaker Heights Teacher’s Association has started a GoFundMe to help Fraser’s family with funeral and living expenses as she leaves behind her two daughters. The SHTA is planning a candlelight vigil for Fraser on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Woodbury Elementary School. 

 

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Toddler dies after being struck by car in Havertown – WPVI

Haverford Township police were on the scene of an accident involving a 2-year-old girl in Havertown, Delaware County.

The incident happened just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the YMCA near the intersection of North Eagle Road and Lawrence Road.

It could happen in an instant, anywhere. This tragic accident that claimed the life of a little girl. Now a family and a community of people centered around the YMCA are in mourning.

Early Saturday afternoon, caution tape cordoned off the scene as police investigated a tragic accident in the parking lot of the Havertown YMCA.

Haverford Township Police Chief John Viola said, “First responding officers found the child in a parking spot and severely injured apparently a vehicle pulled into the spot, the child was sitting there and the operator did not see her.”

Police say this was not negligence, but a terrible mistake. The 2-year-old girl’s mother was close to the young girl, apparently trying to get her in their car when the driver of the striking car pulled in to a nearby spot.

“He was pulling into the spot in front of where she was sitting and then when he pulled in the mother started screaming and he found out what it happened right away,” said Chief Viola.

The driver stayed on scene, and the girl was rushed to Lankenau Hospital but later died,

Tonight the YMCA is closed out of respect for the family.

YMCA President Shaun Elliott said, “Unfortunately it’s one of those accidents that really could happen anywhere and it doesn’t make it any easier.”

The president of the YMCA says it will assist staff that need emotional help, reaching out to the driver, and of course the family of this little girl.

Police have not filed any charges against the driver, ruling this a terrible accident.

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Michigan Expands Its ‘Move Over Law’ To Include More Vehicles

Michigan expanded its “Move Over Law.”

Now, it includes more vehicles for drivers to steer clear of.

Governor Rick Snyder signed this bill Thursday.

It includes vehicles such as tow and garbage trucks, as well as utility vehicles with flashing lights.

“You’re thinking about ‘oh man I’ve got 10 minutes to get to work’, you’re not thinking about the guys life on the side of the road, “ said Matt Reinertson, owner of Beeman’s Towing.

Reinertson says towing cars is more dangerous than it may seem.

It becomes especially dangerous when cars don’t move over when he and his crews are out working.

“If we see someone coming and it’s too close, we’ll stop what we’re doing and go on the other side of the truck,” said Reinertson.

For Reinertson and his crews, that could often mean it takes longer for them to get their job done.

“We get done quicker when people are out of the way and we don’t have to stop and keep watching for our safety as much,” said Reinertson.

People like Reinertson are pleased that Michigan now includes drivers like them in a law that requires cars and trucks to be more aware when they see those flashing lights.

Cars are required to move over a lane and slow down ten miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.

The updated law will however exempt some people from slowing down.

“If there’s a utility vehicle or a police vehicle along the side freeway in the northbound lanes, the southbound lane, as long as there’s a division between the two, doesn’t necessarily have to adhere to that slow down law,” said Lt. Travis House from the Michigan State Police.

The overall goal is simple to keep everyone safe.

“Everybody’s out there to serve the community and do their part to help people and you don’t want to see anyone get hurt while they’re in the process of doing that,” said Reinertson.

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Michigan Expands Its ‘Move Over Law’ To Include More Vehicles

Michigan expanded its “Move Over Law.”

Now, it includes more vehicles for drivers to steer clear of.

Governor Rick Snyder signed this bill Thursday.

It includes vehicles such as tow and garbage trucks, as well as utility vehicles with flashing lights.

“You’re thinking about ‘oh man I’ve got 10 minutes to get to work’, you’re not thinking about the guys life on the side of the road, “ said Matt Reinertson, owner of Beeman’s Towing.

Reinertson says towing cars is more dangerous than it may seem.

It becomes especially dangerous when cars don’t move over when he and his crews are out working.

“If we see someone coming and it’s too close, we’ll stop what we’re doing and go on the other side of the truck,” said Reinertson.

For Reinertson and his crews, that could often mean it takes longer for them to get their job done.

“We get done quicker when people are out of the way and we don’t have to stop and keep watching for our safety as much,” said Reinertson.

People like Reinertson are pleased that Michigan now includes drivers like them in a law that requires cars and trucks to be more aware when they see those flashing lights.

Cars are required to move over a lane and slow down ten miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.

The updated law will however exempt some people from slowing down.

“If there’s a utility vehicle or a police vehicle along the side freeway in the northbound lanes, the southbound lane, as long as there’s a division between the two, doesn’t necessarily have to adhere to that slow down law,” said Lt. Travis House from the Michigan State Police.

The overall goal is simple to keep everyone safe.

“Everybody’s out there to serve the community and do their part to help people and you don’t want to see anyone get hurt while they’re in the process of doing that,” said Reinertson.

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State trooper struck by car on Turnpike, flown to hospital

A New Jersey State Trooper was struck by a car on the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County on Friday afternoon and flown to the hospital.

The trooper, whose name was not released, was “awake, alert and talking” at Cooper University Health Care with a “non life-threatening” leg injury as of 4 p.m., New Jersey State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele said.

The trooper was hit around 3 p.m. near mile marker 47.7 in Springfield after he got out of his car to investigate an earlier crash, Peele said.

The driver who hit the officer stopped and was cooperating with police, he said.

“It’s still very early in the investigation, but the important thing is that the trooper is OK and driver is cooperating in the investigation,” Peele said.

Chris Sheldon may be reached at csheldon@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisrsheldon Find NJ.com on Facebook.

 

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SC trooper injured when chase ends in crash – Index

A trooper was injured in a crash at the end of a pursuit, according to the state Highway Patrol.

At about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, a trooper saw a 2012 Cadillac SUV going 77 mph in a 55 mph zone along U.S. Highway 25 in Greenwood County and attempted to stop the vehicle, according to Lance Cpl. Justin Sutherland. The vehicle did not stop and law enforcement pursued the vehicle into Edgefield County.

During the chase, the SUV veered left, striking a Highway Patrol vehicle and sending both vehicles off the left side of the road where they struck several trees, Sutherland said.

The trooper was taken to Self Regional Medical Center and the SUV’s driver, a 28-year-old Anderson man, was taken by helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital. The injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Sutherland said Ware Shoals police had attempted to stop the same vehicle earlier in the night.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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