Injured Law Enforcement Officer
The driver of the Honda that hit California Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer Adam McCarron, was going 65 miles per hour when he ran the red light and admittedly did so. Adam was rushed to a San Jose hospital and had three emergency surgeries. One to put pins into his shattered pelvis, one to reconnect his urethra to his bladder that the impact had severed and the third to put his manly parts pack to where they should be – not where the impact lodged them. Not exactly the most ideal way to spend Thanksgiving evening and one when he shouldn’t have even been working in the first place. Remarkably he did not break any arms or legs, however cannot put any weight on his pelvis for at least until the end of March (a total of 4 months+) meaning that he his bed/chair bound.
As a 16 year veteran and having worked his way up to becoming a motorcycle officer, then a training officer out of his office and now a motorcycle training officer at the academy, I know that was his heart and soul and that being bound to a bed and wheel-chair for at least the next three months is taking a huge toll on his mental health.
Any well wishes (and patches) would sure be appreciated. If you would like to send a patch or card to Adam, please send them to the MSPOA office at 34 West 6th Ave., Ste. 2E, Helena, MT 59601. MSPOA will send all of the patches to Adam.
Sunnyvale: CHP motorcycle officer seriously injured after being hit by red-light runner
By Robert Salonga
POSTED: 11/28/2014 07:19:01 AM PST
SUNNYVALE -- A California Highway Patrol officer was seriously injured after his motorcycle was hit by a car that reportedly ran a red light on Lawrence Expressway on Thursday night in what is being treated as an accident, authorities said.
The officer is expected to survive the collision, the CHP said. The driver who hit him was expected to be cited for the red-light violation, Officer Jared Diaz said.
The officer was riding alongside another motorcycle officer and had a "steady green light" while exiting the off ramp from northbound Highway 101 when the driver of a Honda traveling north on Lawrence Expressway did not stop at the intersection. The car hit the officer, throwing him off his bike. He was rushed to the hospital with what the CHP described as major injuries that were not life-threatening.
The officer, a veteran of the agency, is based out of the CHP academy in West Sacramento and was working in the area as part of an unspecified detail involving the San Francisco 49ers, which played a game in Santa Clara on Thursday.
The Honda driver, a 31-year-old Sunnyvale man, suffered a bump to the head and stopped at the scene. Authorities do not believe he was driving under the influence. Traffic in the area was diverted for about two hours while investigators examined the crash site.