Buffalo Grove Police Dashcam Video: Car on Traffic Stop Backs Up onto Buffalo Grove Squad Car


A gray Toyota Camry shown on Buffalo Grove Police dashcam video backing up over the front of a Buffalo Grove police squad car.

Buffalo Grove police have released the dash cam video of a traffic stop in May, 2008 showing a Toyota Camry backing up over a Buffalo Grove Police car. The driver of the Toyota Camry was stopped for speeding (58 mph in a 35 mph zone westbound on Dundee Road). After he was told that the conversation about the charge was over, he was told to safely pull away from the traffic stop, and the Buffalo Grove police officer returned to his squad car. The driver turned his left turn signal on, indicating he was about to drive in with the flow of traffic. The Toyota then backed up right on to of the front of the police car, a Ford Crown Victoria. the left rear wheel of the Camry went through the windshield of the police car and came as close as six inches to the police officer’s face. The accident just west of one of Buffalo Grove’s Fire Stations. The Buffalo Grove police officer reported the accident location as 555 West Dundee Road (Route 68) — the address for the First Midwest Bank in Buffalo Grove.

The driver, Niles resident Henry Raskin, 70, was pulled over about 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2008. After being given a speeding ticket, police added a charge of reckless driving. Although an ambulance was request to the scene, no injuries were reported.

Arlington Heights Police assisted Buffalo Grove Police on this crash. Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove are suburbs just northwest of Chicago, Illinois.


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Dashcam transcript:

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE OFFICER:
… then you go to court

DRIVER:
Right now, right now. [UNINTELLIGIBLE]

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE OFFICER:
No. Everything you say is being recorded. Everything’s being recorded. OK? I’m not required to show it … normally I’d have you exit your vehicle…[UNINTELLIGIBLE] … and put you at risk by doing that. That’s what happened. Sir, the conversation’s over. You can complain to the chief of police. That’s not a problem. You can go to court and complain to the judge. That’s not a problem. You simply were driving too fast. The conversation is over. I’d like you to close the door and go ahead and proceed on your own. That’s the safest way to proceed, OK? Conversation’s over.

DRIVER:
OK. OK.

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE OFFICER:
Have a better day. Be careful pulling out, OK?

[Driver car door closes. Police officer returns to his police car]

[Toyota Camry left turn signal activates]
[Toyota Camry reverse lights activate]
[Toyota Camry backs up over front of police car]
[Engine revving]

POLICE OFFICER ON RADIO TO NORTHWEST CENTRAL DISPATCH:
Central (from) 4130 (police radio unit number)

[Dispatcher/Emergency Telecommunications Operator cannot be heard]

I need an ambulance … I’ve just been involved in an accident … [UNINTELLIGIBLE] 555 West Dundee (Road).

POLICE OFFICER TO DRIVER:
Turn the car off. Turn the car off. Turn the car off … Turn the car off!

DRIVER:
The whole thing?

POLICE OFFICER:
Turn the car off!

Transcript is estimated from audio and has NOT been confirmed by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.

THE CARDINAL:
Backing up over the police car: That’s NOT OK.


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