Ionia DPS Crash Caught On Dash Cam
Patrol Car Accident 3-13-17
Ionia DPS: Ionia DPS patrol car video / audio of the accident on March 13th involving our patrol car.
The impact of the crash moved the camera so that it pointed up, but the audio captured the aftermath of the incident.
The investigation by MSP revealed that our patrol car was doing 21 mph at time of impact, this was from the data pulled from the Electronic Control Module (ECM) by a Specialist from MSP.
Our insurance carrier deemed the patrol car a total loss late last week.
MSP reviewing video of crash involving Ionia DPS, civilian Monday
By Karen Bota / [email protected]
IONIA — The Michigan State Police-Lakeview Post is reviewing video footage in its investigation of a collision involving a public safety patrol car and a civilian vehicle at 9:37 p.m. Monday night.
Ionia Department of Public Safety Officer Ben Fryc had turned left from westbound West Washington Street and was heading southbound on Dexter Street when a northbound pickup truck failed to yield the right of way, according to IDPS Deputy Director John Odette. The driver attempted to turn into the driveway of the Marathon gas station in front of the patrol car, and Fryc struck the passenger side of the truck.
Odette said MSP was called in to investigate because this was an officer-involved accident and the department does not investigate incidents involving its own officers. The crash was captured on the officer’s in-car video camera.
IDPS personnel removed the truck’s passenger door to extricate a passenger from the vehicle, and she was transported by Life EMS to Sparrow Ionia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Neither the driver of the truck nor Fryc were injured. Both vehicles sustained significant damage, Odette said.
Fryc had been dispatched to take a non-priority complaint in the 600 block of West Main Street when the crash occurred, said Odette. He was not running in emergency mode.
Fryc joined IDPS in October 2015. He has had no incidents prior to this accident, Odette said.