Officer hit by car after wrong-way crash on I-15 in Murray

MURRAY, Utah — Two people were taken to hospitals after a head-on crash in Murray Tuesday morning, and a police officer participating in a UHP ride-along was hit by a car at the scene.

The first crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on southbound I-15 in Murray as an SUV was driving northbound into oncoming traffic and struck a van head-on.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle may have been intoxicated, troopers said. Both drivers were taken to hospitals with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to the crash, and a female officer from Kaysville Police Department who was participating in a ride-along was among them.

A woman driving a Saturn struck the police officer as responders were setting up road flares to alert drivers of the crash. The police officer was taken to a nearby hospital and her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Troopers said later Tuesday morning, “She is doing well, up, talking and able to walk around.”

No further details were immediately available. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

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Move-over law ambiguous, confusing, law professor says

A Dalhousie University law professor says a recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision demonstrates that the controversial move-over law is confusing to the average driver and in need of revision.

Wayne MacKay, an expert in constitutional law, says his beef is not with Justice Peter Rosinski’s decision on Monday, ordering a new trial for a Halifax man who had been acquitted of violating the move-over law in provincial court.

But he says the problem lies in the fact that the two judges interpreted what he calls a poorly written law differently.

Rosinski argued that the provincial court judge erred in his interpretation of the law. The lower court judge deemed that the Crown failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant had ample opportunity to safely move to a neighbouring lane after seeing a Halifax Regional Police vehicle parked on the shoulder of Highway 102. The incident occurred on July 6, 2017, in the Halifax area.

In his decision Rosinski argued that the burden was actually on the accused to prove on the balance of probabilities that he couldn’t move to the neighbouring lane safely.

“The ambiguity is a very big deal,” said MacKay. “When we’re being charged with an offence that carries such a significant penalty the offence should be as clear as possible for the general public reading the law.

“If two judges are disagreeing, it’s certainly not clearly enough written that the general public can understand the law.”

MacKay says it should be explicitly stated in the law who holds the burden of proof.

“It’s not clear on which they intended and they could make it much clearer so that this case wouldn’t have gotten into the tangle it has in the first place.

“But I think it’s a reasonable interpretation by both judges. The legislators could have and should been more careful in making it clear. Clarity in the legislation is always a good thing.”

In his decision, Rosinksi set aside the appeal court’s decision and ordered a retrial.

A move-over law conviction carries a minimum $350 fine. The law which came into force in 2009 is designed to protect emergency responders but has come under scrutiny for putting too many demands on drivers. The legislation requires drivers to slow down to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles with their emergency lights on but also to move over to the closest available lane if safe to do so.

Move-over laws also vary among the Atlantic provinces. For example, laws in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador instruct drivers to move over but only to slow down and proceed with caution.

“The message should be it’s only an offence if it’s safe to move into that other lane,” said MacKay. “Any other interpretation is nonsensical. Where the courts disagree is who has to prove on the facts that it was not safe to move into that other lane. This latest decision says that the defendant needs to prove it was unsafe for him/her to do so.”

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Pedestrian struck by car while walking on Rt 422 bridge – WPVI

A pedestrian was struck by a car on a bridge in Montgomery County, officials say.

It happened around 12:10 a.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of Route 422 near the exit for Route 23 in West Norriton.

The victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Pennsylvania State Police say the driver stopped nearby.
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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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Arizona 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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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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