Deputy involved in three-car crash

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 4:44 PM
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A Richmond County sheriff’s car was involved in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon, according to a news release.

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Police said the incident occurred about 12:40 p.m. when a vehicle in front of the sheriff’s cruiser driven by Deputy Charles Weathers slowed at Walton Way and Moore Avenue for a crossing pedestrian. A third vehicle crashed into the back of Weather’s cruiser. The cruiser then hit the rear of the other vehicle.

The pedestrian was not injured, but minor injuries were reported from the vehicle occupants.

No one was cited for the crash.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/30/13 - 06:17 pm
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No one was cited

"No one was cited for the crash."

Ummmm, not sure about that.

fedex227
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fedex227 08/30/13 - 07:51 pm
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Huh ??
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The third vehicle got off with what? A stern talking to? Wish I could be that lucky.

KSL
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KSL 08/30/13 - 08:20 pm
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Hard to believe the driver of the car

That caused the domino effect was not charged with something.

useful
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useful 08/30/13 - 09:48 pm
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if would be hard to charge

if would be hard to charge the driver of the third car with following to close,without charging the second driver with the same charge.

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allhans 08/31/13 - 02:13 am
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The second and third cars

The second and third cars rear-ended the car in front of them. Therefore, neither 2 nor 3 maintained control of their vehicle.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/31/13 - 04:08 am
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That ain't right

Well by golly we will slap a citation on that pedestrian then.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/31/13 - 07:43 am
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Was

the pedestrian using a crosswalk?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/31/13 - 07:53 am
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The deputy was not

The deputy was not necessarily following too closely.

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soapy_725 08/31/13 - 07:59 am
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if they were not to close, then why did they not stop in time?
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if they were not to close, then why did they not stop in time?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/31/13 - 08:00 am
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Separate the personalities from the occurence. Find the truth.
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Separate the personalities from the occurrence. Find the truth.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/31/13 - 08:13 am
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Jaywalk

Yeah, I had the same question as George. If the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk or if he was crossing against a traffic signal; he could have been in the wrong. But, let's face it, the police officer was on the scene. You have to trust his judgment.

I use Walton Way frequently, but I cannot recall whether there is a traffic signal at Moore Avenue.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 08/31/13 - 01:45 pm
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The driver of the lead car

The driver of the lead car should have made a citizens arrest on the deputy (driver #2). Just like Gomer did to Barney.

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InChristLove 08/31/13 - 07:08 pm
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Sounds like the first driver

Sounds like the first driver slowed for the pedestrian, the deputy slowed down for the first driver slowing down and the third driver crashed into the back of the deputy pushing him into the rear of the first driver. I fail to see where the deputy is guilty of following too close.

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like-it-is 08/31/13 - 10:16 pm
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I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 08/31/13 - 10:17 pm
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ICL
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That's exactly what happened. Some people on here have no sense at all.

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