In the “there for the grace of God go we” department, a Cleveland (Ohio) Police Officer was struck and killed in the Line of Duty on I-90 this morning following another fatal crash-involving a fire apparatus.
Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey was struck and killed by a hit and run driver this morning while setting up flares to divert traffic. Other emergency service personnel were already at the scene in that same area of the highway due to a crash involving a van and the fire apparatus earlier in the morning. The driver of that van was killed after striking the fire apparatus.
Police were looking for the damaged white Toyota and have converged on a home in Lorain where an arrest has been made. The crash that killed Officer Fahey occurred in the same area where Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez was struck and killed in September 2016.
H I G H W A Y W A R N I N G I D E A :
While commonplace in the metro NYC area, many other police, fire and EMS departments around the country are adding “pre-warning” highway riser style light bars to their vehicles. These bars automatically “flip up” without the driver leaving the vehicle, and rise above traffic, providing LED warning much further back than traditional lights that may be blocked by
Here is an example of Whelen’s Highway Lightbar which is extremely effective in the goal of “pre-warning” traffic.
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Our condolences to the fire crews and all those involved in the initial crash and especially to the CPD and the officers family. RIP.
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