r/CrazyFuckingVideos Sep 22 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 3

VPD (Vancouver Police Deartment) hits pedestrian on E Hastings, HARD. Area is 30kmph zone, and the center of homelessness and addiction. Insane/Crazy NSFW

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u/that_other_friend- Sep 22 '22

The responses to this video are a certified reddit moment

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u/the_person Sep 22 '22

The cop defending is insane. Don't drive distracted. Slow down. Practice the same laws you enforce. Simple as that.

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u/thislifeiffullofcare Sep 22 '22

And, you know, dont stand in the middle of the street.

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 22 '22

Yeah I mean I could see this happening to just about anybody. Dark clothes hunched over in the center lane at night. He might have only looked away for a moment, very much doubt this was on purpose.

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u/byronbaybe Sep 23 '22

He clearly tried to brake, albeit too late. Is there any evidence he was speeding? Not picking sides just wondering.

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 23 '22

It doesn’t look like his speed was reckless. I know everyone is saying it was 20 mph or whatever but in my experience there is plenty of 20 mph zones where everyone does 45 and that’s kinda what this looks like. Wasn’t going crazy fast at all.

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22

He's too busy running plates on his laptop to fill the quota lol

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 23 '22

Possible.. still don’t think it’s reckless

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u/Sammy123476 Sep 23 '22

If he were going above speed without his lights on, would that be reckless?

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u/justhereforthelul Sep 23 '22

If you're in these 20 mph zones and going 45 you know damn well cops like the idiot on the vid would stop you and ticket you.

As cops they should know better.

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 23 '22

Idk many departments in California actually stopped doing traffic enforcement.

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u/Das_Mojo Sep 23 '22

Does it look like he's doing under 20mph? Because that's the speed limit

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u/flatspotting Sep 23 '22

It's a 50 zone (50kmph) on hastings

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 23 '22

Isn’t it kph there?

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u/Kiesa5 Sep 23 '22

20mph=30kph

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u/Das_Mojo Sep 23 '22

18.6, but yeah.

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u/buzzybomb Sep 23 '22

It was a 30 zone. So he’s distracted while breaking the speed limit. If that was a regular Joe driving they would be adding all sorts of charges out of spite. Please save your authority sycophancy.

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u/the_person Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

The point isn't that it's on purpose. The point is that police officers consistently don't follow the same rules they enforce, leading to shit like this.

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 23 '22

Honestly I doubt that officer wouod pull somebody over for going that speed in that area. Didn’t look like he was going super fast. But yeah they do for sure. Even law abiding citizens bend a rule here and there. Accident plain and simple. If you think more cops should be held accountable start putting in work to help with the unjustified shooting epidemic. This is just an accident.

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u/Sammy123476 Sep 23 '22

Wherever you are, that's where accountability starts. Once you start excusing "lesser transgressions" you're excusing preventable deaths. If I can stop a 24' truck in time to not hit a homeless person crossing a highway intake, there's no reason why somebody responsibly piloting a vehicle would have not seen something different on the road. I can't see how this would have happened without the constant distracted driving Police do.

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 23 '22

Well as we all know generally you can get away with quite a bit as a LEO but I think anybody would not get in trouble for this as long as they were sober and stop to help. Crouching in the road in dark clothes is like Darwin Award contention type behavior. Like I said this could happen to just about anybody. All it takes is a look in the rear view and maybe a glance down at the dash to check speed and then look up and there’s an object in front of you.

“You clown” these are just facts. Had they busted out their service weapon and emptied the mag on this person I would agree they should be liable and almost certainly wouldn’t be held to that standard but in this case it’s much different. Anybody sober and willing to stop wouldn’t be in trouble. Don’t hang out in the road. Also being still and crouched in dark clothing probably didn’t help but…. I feel like you’re just a troll or somebody that is too young to actually know how this stuff works.

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u/Julian_Baynes Sep 23 '22

Do people just not drive at night or what? I've had plenty of time to see and avoid smaller obstacles at higher speeds. Trashcan lids, pot holes, raccoons, a turtle once. If you can't see a person in the road you need better headlights or you're not paying attention.

I don't think it was on purpose, but it's insane to me that anyone could look at this and not see gross negligence. At the very least he's speeding fairly significantly and not paying attention to the road. Anyone else would see multiple charges for this.

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u/butts_kapinsky Sep 23 '22

The gross negligence has to do with location. It is incredibly common to see pedestrians out on the street in this part of town. I see it literally every single time I drive this road and so I always drive slow and keep my attention very focused.

The cop should have a lot more experience driving this road than me. To be going that speed at night and then not paying attention, it's not a surprise they hit someone.

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u/Alitinconcho Sep 23 '22

Thats a brightly lit street dude. He was not looking. No excuse

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u/javaqthrowaway Sep 23 '22

I'll have to see how useful that excuse is for me if I ever hit someone with my car.

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u/Evening_Oil5692 Sep 23 '22

As long as you’re sober and stop you should be fine.

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u/butts_kapinsky Sep 23 '22

No, you couldn't see it happening to just about anybody. Anyone who has driven down Hastings even once knows that the locals don't give a fuck about traffic. There's always people in the street or running out when they shouldn't. I drive extra slow and extra cautious and so does everyone else when they drove this road. Especially at night.

I don't think it was deliberate. Just criminally negligent.