Driver operates over Green Bay police motorbike as officer troubles ticketApril 27, 2022
Environmentally friendly BAY – Sgt. Sean Hamill of the Green Bay Police Department’s Motorcycle Unit did not get a terrific glimpse at the car or truck that pretty much flattened him April 19. He was way too fast paced diving out of the way.
Hamill spoke about his experience Tuesday to really encourage motorists to follow safe and sound driving behaviors this spring, at a time of yr when the numbers of drivers on the street will increase as people today head out in search of warm-temperature enjoyable.
“Don’t get so focused on looking at your GPS or your cellular phone” that you forget there are other dangers on the streets, Hamill said.
Hamill experienced taken his division-issued motorcycle out final 7 days to implement Wisconsin’s seat belt regulation. He was among the a range of officers on Green Bay-region roads carrying out seat belt enforcement — a program identified as Simply click It or Ticket because officers hope acquiring a ticket will remind drivers to “click on it,” or buckle their seat belts.
He was below a bridge that carries Interstate 41 traffic about a area street just west of the city, moving into data into a portable computer when his reminder about becoming knowledgeable of dangers in traffic arrived. A person driving a passing car knocked above the motorbike, narrowly missed the sedan that Hamill had pulled over, and left the scene.
Hamill suffered minimal injuries while diving absent from the oncoming car — on to concrete — but acknowledged Tuesday “it could have been a entire lot worse.” He is again in uniform and was on duty Tuesday.
The driver who crashed into Hamill’s motorbike was ticketed on prices of hit and run causing injuries, inattentive driving and functioning without a valid license. Another person, likely the driver Hamill experienced stopped, received the license plate variety police found the driver “a short time afterwards,” Capt. Ben Allen mentioned in an electronic mail.