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3/1/2013 9:49:00 AM
Police cruiser involved in accident

A Cottonwood Police cruiser was hit by a second car as the officer was responding to an emergency just before 1 p.m. The officer was using his lights and sirens when struck broadside in a T-bone style accident. The officer and a passenger were not hurt in the crash, but the woman driving the second car was transported to Verde Valley Medical Center. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage. VVN/Jon Pelletier


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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Keystone Coppers

One pulled me over for not having a turn signal on. As he was talking to me, his car hit me from behind . . . he did not put it in park.

Guess who didn't get a ticket and who SHOULD have?


Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Article comment by: Dick Koch

Cottonwood cops think they are invisible, lie, and think they can do anything they want. They are rude, obnoxious, and a disgrace to law enforcement!!!

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Article comment by: peter dragon

I saw the accident that we are talking about! They made two loud beeps of their siren to get around some traffic, then drove right into the intersection. They turned their lights on after the wreck! I watched it! The cop on the passenger side had to climb out of his window!

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Article comment by: Just Saying

Had to be the cop's fault. They can't run and they are undertrained. Blame the law officer. Always!

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013
Article comment by: Peter Dragon

I am not a fan of cottonwood pd but the police car was clearing Code 3. That's lights and sirens. Not sure what accident you saw!

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013
Article comment by: Notta Lemming

A few days earlier another Cottonwood police car was doing a U-turn without lights or sirens and was struck broadside by a PT Cruiser driven by someone I know. Two virtually identical accidents! Time for officer re-training.

Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013
Article comment by: peter dragon

I witnessed this accident and the cop didn't have his lights or siren on. Just another bogus cover up!!!!!

Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013
Article comment by: Inquiring mind

Was the woman driver talking on a cell phone?



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