The deputy was from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office. He was traveling along Highway 526, North Charleston, S.C., in a marked Onslow County Sheriff's Office K-9 vehicle when the incident occurred. According to the video, the deputy is shown holding up traffic along the two lane highway. He was driving 50 mph in a 60 mph zone. Once the driver recording the video is able to pass along a three lane stretch of the road, the deputy speeds up, passes, and moves in front of the driver again.
The deputy then hits his brakes for no apparent reason, causing the driver to slam into the back of the cruiser. North Charleston police ruled the deputy at fault for the accident but did not issue a citation.
Below is the video that the victim took, but please note, the video contains some foul language. Please use discretion if watching.
The North Carolina Injury Lawyer Perspective:
We’ve reported on many incidents of road rage where there were tragic consequences. It’s appalling to think a member of law enforcement would engage in such behavior, putting other drivers at risk of injury, or worse.
If the driver in this car has received any injuries from this accident, he should contact a North Carolina personal injury attorney to discuss what legal options are available. We have successfully represented many clients who have sustained serious car accident injuries, including cases where law enforcement officers were found at fault. We were able to secure over $1 million for a husband and wife who were severely injured in a head-on collision with a police officer.
To learn about what types of damages are available through a personal injury claim, take a moment to read this article which discusses the possibility of obtaining damages to compensate for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.