Guy enters an intersection, gets creamed by a Homeland Security van flashing blue and white lights that turns left in front of him. They swarm him, screaming that he should have seen the lights, and fill out reports all insisting that Guy ran a red light.
The other driver was “Ted,” of Lawrence, New York, a technology blogger for dealspin.com. He had recently installed a Timetec Roadhawk Dashboard Camera in his vehicle, capturing the windshield’s view of the road. Ted was driving down Rockaway Boulevard last week when he cruised through a green light at an intersection and crashed into an oncoming border patrol van that had made a left turn from the other side of the highway,according to ABC News.
And before the "yielding to emergency vehicles" discussion ramps up, note that according to the NY DMV, flashing blue lights are *not* considered emergency vehicles: http://dmv.ny.gov/about-dmv/chapter-...-turns#col-lgh
The vehicles displaying blue, green, or amber lights are not authorized emergency vehicles. Their drivers must obey all traffic laws. While you are not required to yield the right-of-way, you should yield as a courtesy if you can do so safely.
No doubt that every single guy in the van has suffered back injuries and will now qualify for permanent disability.