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PCWHIZ

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:46:58 AM

DENVER - Bad things happen. Denver artist John Henley knows all about that.

In August, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The new truck he bought a month ago was a celebration for beating it.

"[I] woke up last night [and heard a] big thump around 2:30 a.m. [It] sounded like the newspaper hitting the front yard," he said. "My wife opened the door and looked out says, 'Looks like there is a cop. No the cop car is on top of your truck.'"

It was parked off Monaco Parkway, in front of his home. He'd had it for only four weeks.

"You can see where it started," Henley described. "He pushed the truck 35 feet forward. We don't know it's totaled. We're working with the insurance, but it's done."
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:49:05 PM

and what is this article have to do with fuel prices?
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:48:19 PM

hope he gets all his money
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 4:10:57 AM

Oh no! Did this raise gas prices?
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 8:24:55 PM

That was bad luck.
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sparkzz
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 7:47:54 PM

ohhhh-bad luck
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:41:48 PM

ugh...
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Eval69er
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:36:57 PM

Talk about bad luck
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:53:49 PM

Good luck to him. I am glad he beat cancer.
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:23:51 PM

Funny how private citizens DEMAND more laws, more legislation, more restrictions... more BS that simply erodes our liberties and money... only to find out the officials and enforcers relied on so much to enforce such laws/legislation/restrictions have a hard time obeying and complying with these laws/legislation/restrictions....... There are no leaders, just tyrants.
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SRcyclist
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:10:42 PM

I hope the police department will take responsibility for this and repair or replace the man's truck.
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esq262
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 4:44:42 PM

Bad day for the cop
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 4:07:32 PM

ouch
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:57:08 PM

Distracted driving happens to police officers as well and they shouldn't deny it. Glancing at the computer that police vehicles have is just as bad as glancing at your cellphone to read a text.
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:48:43 PM

City will probable not pay for man's pickup unless the city decides to be nice.Something about Tort law that you cannot sue government.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:18:19 PM

Distracted driving. The police hit a pedestrian here because he was looking at his laptop and driving.
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velichita
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:08:48 PM

WOW!
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GuitarmanMS
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:50:07 PM

Too bad
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DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:25:15 PM

Looks like another cop driving distracted or beyond their ability.
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RNCII
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:04:09 PM

Cop distracted by computer hits parked car.
There is a law suit if I ever saw one.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:39:07 PM

sad
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jakessoccermom
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:37:45 PM

This is somewhat humorous, at least on the part of poking fun at the cop who hit the car, but not for the poor man who's nice new vehicle is ruined. Also, what has this to do with gas prices?

Good luck with the insurance company. Also, do you think the cop with have points taken away from his driving record for this? I think so. What a very stupid and dangerous mistake to make. The cops pull over other drivers for texting and give them tickets. I think he should get one to.
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mandoid
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:36:47 PM

Crazy - Congrats to Mr Henley, kidney cancer is tough and pretty hard to beat.

[Edited by: mandoid at 11/30/2013 1:39:27 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:58:43 PM

What a thing to wake to!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:50:49 PM

wow
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:46:31 PM

Wow, hope the police department replaces his truck.
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:38:42 PM

Compare this cop's punishment, particualrly if he's a union man, to what would happen if a citizen had rammed a cop's truck.
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MN1
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:12:13 PM

Bad news for everyone including taxpayers.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:10:01 PM

Should issue himself a ticket
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RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:46:13 AM

Since they drive for a living, sometimes these things happen? Consequences will be severe, like checking if it is a training issue? Just a bunch of excuses. He needs to be issued a ticket for distracted driving. This was a guys truck. Next time it could very well be a bicycle, pedestrian, someone IN the vehicle.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:32:42 AM

A cop texting. Treat him the same as any other distracted driver who causes an accident
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:27:19 AM

this local police beat item is relevant on this site because....?
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twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:25:41 AM

The policeman should receive a ticket for distracted driving like any other driver.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:19:52 AM

Computer? He fell asleep.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:19:35 AM

Distracted driving, could happen to any one of us, it only takes a second. Lucky no one was injured. Insurance should take care of this.
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rjojo40AL
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Damn man that sucks but if the cop wasn't distracted it wouldn't have happened. Get this man another truck pronto.
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Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:13:12 AM

They'd better pay him a big fat settlement--in adition to a brand new truck.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:10:55 AM

another vehicle he will get
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skempton
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:07:45 AM

Sad. The City better make it right after this publicity.
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:00:27 AM

"I asked him what was going on, [he said] 'I feel terrible. I was looking at down at my computer. By the time I looked up, there was no time to even swerve. [I] just smacked the back end of it. All I heard was a big thump.'"

At least the cop was willing to take responsibility for his negligence. Hopefully the city will step up and get this guy a new truck pronto.
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:51:20 AM

The cop was likely texting!
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:49:43 AM

Wow, that will cause gas prices to rise.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:42:44 AM

bummer.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:35:22 AM


Police cars and officers have a lot of equipment these days with many things happening at the same time.

It's not like this happens all the time so it made the news.

How many people would want their job in this day and age?
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:31:18 AM

So he will get another new truck. Will his gas mileage be any different? If not, why is the story on GasBuddy?
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:27:57 AM

Oh that's stinks
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:27:10 AM

karmas a bitch
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Masquerade16
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:23:17 AM

Another black eye for the men in blue. Hope the Denver man gets a new truck.
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:19:13 AM

The sad reality is that police officers are basically or too frequently forced into ignoring the very basic and obvious safety rules.

For example, as in this case, he was busy on his computer (similar to cell phones) and didn't pull over and stop to use it. Wearing a seat belt,... gee they have to get out of their vehicle quickly so it's not "really" compulsory (it might impede their response time by a few seconds?). Etc...

But, if they end up causing an accident, they are then penalised (sometimes harshly) for engaging in a bad practice that's expected of them. Do we balk at paying for 2 officers per vehicle: of course.

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madison8359
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:13:25 AM

Talking on the cell phone distracted.
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c0wb0y
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:02:43 AM

Beware of the dangers of distracted driving.
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