California Police Officer’s Car After Crashing Into 2 Trees

Santa Maria, CA – Officer Damon┬áBadenell, who is in his early 30s, was responding as backup to the pursuit of a burglary suspect, Flores said.

The patrol car struck the center median and two trees, Flores said, adding that he had no information on how fast Badenell was traveling at the time of the single-vehicle crash.

Badenell, who suffered several broken bones and non-life-threatening injuries, was expected to remain in the hospital for about a week, Flores said.

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Wow, I find it hard to believe he was able to walk away from that with some broken bones. I wonder how fast he was going?



Chase July 13, 2010 at 09:34 pm

I think the photograph of the car tells us most of what we need to know about his speed. He was going “fast.”

Admin (Mike) July 16, 2010 at 01:47 am

yikes no kidding!

Jordan July 14, 2010 at 01:37 pm

Looking at this picture, it is hard to believe that the guy actually lived at all, nevermind only sustaining
“non-life-threatening” injuries. The area he was sitting is is absolutely crushed!

Admin (Mike) July 16, 2010 at 01:48 am

Some of that “Built Ford Tough” motto must have rubbed off the crown vic onto him.

Antibubba July 16, 2010 at 04:26 pm

I understand the trees will be cited for “Failure to Yield”.

Admin (Mike) July 22, 2010 at 03:26 pm

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