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Video: Police Car Rear-Ended During Traffic Stop and Chatter Abounds

Commenters examine the various reasons an accident such as this could happen.

A police officer is pulled over in his car on the side of a road for a traffic stop. While he is sitting in the driver's seat of his law enforcement vehicle, appearing to run legal and license information, he is suddenly hit from behind. The video below shows the incident from the police officer's perspective.

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Uploaded by user @e.guy0, this clip is the basis for some conversation in the comments.

"I’m sorry, but those lights can be blinding sometimes," writes commenter @2ndgendiesel.

"I am not going to lie," says @kikomo15. "I almost hit a cop car on the highway. Those lights are bright. Kind of blinded me. At night those lights are dangerous."

"Why would you stop in what looks like a live lane of traffic?" asks @whydoineedausername____.

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User @that_guy_2592 offers a similar thought: That’s awful, but one thing I try to preach to my cop buddies is to make the driver pull off a side street or a gas station so they can safely do the stop."

"Guys, she had plenty of warning. He had his lights on. I can see them for miles," remarks @only2_gendersnomore.

"It's the other driver's fault for not pulling over more," asserts @carolinawt. "But also, you could've pulled over more. If there were more cars coming they'd need to merge, slowing traffic."

We post videos such as these as part of our coverage because we hope there are specific behaviors drivers can learn and implement to help make our roads safer for all of us.

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