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Deputy Recovering After Getting Hit by Truck
November 30th, 2007 @ 6:01pm
Alex Cabrero reporting

The deputy hit by an 18-wheeler last night is doing better today, but he's still in a lot of pain.

Deputy Rick Dickinson was on the side of I-15 trying to slow traffic because of another accident, when a big-rig hit his patrol car and pushed it onto him.

(((see post that I made earlier on Officer should have the right to sue if injured by a motorist while conducting a traffic stop, or intervening in an accident)) Currently officers in Utah are unable to sue.


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tmkjusticestudies said:

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=2249618
Deputy Recovering After Getting Hit by Truck
November 30th, 2007 @ 6:01pm
Alex Cabrero reporting

The deputy hit by an 18-wheeler last night is doing better today, but he's still in a lot of pain.

Deputy Rick Dickinson was on the side of I-15 trying to slow traffic because of another accident, when a big-rig hit his patrol car and pushed it onto him.

(((see post that I made earlier on Officer should have the right to sue if injured by a motorist while conducting a traffic stop, or intervening in an accident)) Currently officers in Utah are unable to sue.

Some States workman comp laws prevent officrs from sueing the State or the agency. But I would think the Deputy stll has a right to sue the driver of the truck, if he can show any type of loss not covered by the Department's insurance coverage, or if he can prove negligence on the driver's part. Hope the Deputy is doing okay. Everyone has a right to sue. We live in a sue happy society.


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