Dashcam video shows the exact moment a Michigan cop speeding down a street with no sirens on slammed into a pedestrian.
“I need an emergency unit to my location. I think I hit a person,” Benton Township patrol officer Eugene Anderson told a radio dispatcher after the September incident, RT reports.
Anderson was traveling at 64 mph in a 35 mph zone at around 9pm when he struck Kimberly Bedford, 48, as she was crossing the street. Bedford died at the scene. Her autopsy revealed that she had an elevated blood alcohol level when the accident occurred.
[tweet_box]”I Think I Hit a Person”, Speeding Cop With No Sirens Told Dispatcher[/tweet_box]
Anderson, who was heading to a domestic violence call at the time of the accident, was convicted by a jury of operating a motor vehicle causing death. The jury found that the officer should have turned on his siren and emergency lights, MLive reports:
Anderson, a seven-year veteran on the force, did not activate his lights or siren, actions that would have exempted him from the posted speed limits, according to Sepic. “Absent the siren and emergency lights, the driver of an emergency vehicle is then bound by the speed laws as any motorist would be,” the prosecutor said in a news release following the crash.
In the video, it appears that Bedford is oblivious to the oncoming car.
The ex-officer faces only one year in jail.
Watch the video below: