Please be aware that even though the road looks clear there may be ice. It is sometimes called black ice. This morning while we were assisting another agency. A driver got caught in some ice and hit a police cruiser. The driver was not injured and the police unit is still in operation. Please be careful this evening with the roads freezing over this evening.
Some more information on this post.
This incident occurred on Rt 8/ River Rd. Park Hills and Villa Hills were dispatched to a vehicle off the road. We arrived and located the first vehicle approximately 100 ft off the road but not damaged.
We were contacting a wrecker and attending to the driver of the first vehicle. I was out of my vehicle and getting items out of the first vehicle. I was returning to my vehicle when this accident occurred.
In my opinion had they not hit my police unit, this vehicle could have hit the telephone pole or rolled down the embankment. The driver could have been seriously injured. So even though my unit is damaged and can be repaired there was thankfully NO physical injury to the driver.
So if you see a police unit with its lights on please slow down and give them room because there is a reason they are there.
I also would like to thank the stranger who gave money to the driver of the first vehicle to assist her with paying the tow truck driver. The stranger left before the driver of the first vehicle could say thank you.