On September 16th there were three people taken to a local hospital after a collision involving a Cincinnati Police Department SUV. Two of those three people taken for treatment were Cincinnati police officers. Another was a woman who was driving down Reading Road at around 7 PM. The Collision happened right in the intersection of Reading Road and Glenwood Avenue in Avondale.
This area, the 3600 block of Reading Road, is well-known for accidents. The woman driving the SUV that was hit by the CPD SUV was attempting to execute a left turn. The SUV driver was waiting for an elderly pedestrian to finish Crossings road before completing the turn. It was at that time while she was waiting that a Cincinnati Police Department SUV came down the road speeding with sirens on.
The two SUVs collided and there are a lot of questions about who exactly is at fault. Of course, it is standard procedure and expected of every driver to get out of the way of police vehicles when they have sirens and lights on. However, this particular driver was observing necessary safety precautions for a pedestrian. That pedestrian was nearly hit in this collision, and was struck by debris from the crash.
One witness who was at the scene acknowledged that the police vehicle was coming down the street so quickly that the driver didn't have time to react to the situation happening in the intersection. Now the question is, who is at fault? One member of the Cincinnati Police Department's Traffic Unit, Lieutenant Brian Norris, has acknowledged that they're reviewing the in-car camera to see what happened. But, it's possible that fault could come down to whether or not the driver of the silver SUV was making a left-hand turn correctly. If you're in a wreck involving a police officer, you should contact our Cincinnati car accident attorneys right away.