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kaitlan
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Posted: Aug/08/2016 at 9:14pm – author: mmcdonald
Interesting description of the event and understand the non-stabilized condition but in reality, I believe, because there was no contact between the two vehicles or the pedestrian by the second swerving vehicle, most officers would consider this two separate crashes but only relate them perhaps in the narrative to show causation.  I am a retired officer and that is how I would have handled it and that is how we taught our officers to handle it.  Had the second vehicle struck either the pedestrian too or the braking vehicle that first struck the pedestrian, it would have been one crash because of the non-stabilized condition.
 
Interesting though and not saying I am right, just how we would have and do handle it today.
Michael McDonald
ANSI D16 Panel Member
Delaware State Police
Director, Information Technology
302-672-5444

 

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