|Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 4):|
i was the victim of one of these high powered drag races...V8 SS commodorre came round a bend and missed the lights and slammed into me from behind, ended up being T.boned and having numerous head, spinal & internal operations
I've done many police observer shifts with some of my police mates, and one accident I've attended, I remember very well. I was busy re-packing the Patrol cars boot after spending several hours doing random breath-testing over a busy holiday period. The traffic car I was in, was called to an MVA late one night in a 50km/h zone, so I had to quickly throw the rest of the gear into the boot and jump into the front seat and off we went with the sirens going. When we arrived at the scene about 5 minutes later.....wow what a mess. As we were the first emergency services vehicle to arrive, we got the worst jobs that happens at an accident scene......checking the victims injurys so the responding ambos (Ambulance/s) know what they are dealing with. One vehicle involved was a boy racer with his mum and little sister in the vehicle. This vehicle failed to take a bend and slammed into a parked 4WD. The boy racers vehicle was shunted backwards and onto the footpath on the other side of the road. While en-route to the accident, I was warned that this could be serious. Even thou it was a bad smash, all three people in the speeding vehicle had only minor injurys, with the girl receiving the worst injurys (arm injury). The boy racers vehicle was a total mess and required a tow. I ended up completing paper work because of the accident, and describing what I saw when we arrived. The person was charged with careless use of a motor vehicle, causing injury. Now everytime I see boy racers being stopped by the police, I always have a laugh cause the police have just stopped their 'fun'
This topic is a simple reminder of how dangerous a police officers job is and is a simple reminder of why police officers need to protect themselfs. It always surprises me when police officers are given more weapons to protect themselfs with and members of the public cry foul over it. I know, from first hand experience how dangerous the job is, and I always support the police getting new weapons to use to protect themselfs with.