In Dallas, Brett Inman, father of Cole Bernadi, spoke at a news conference on October 24, 2008. According to news stories, Mr. Inman said he doesn’t understand why the Dallas Police Department decided to release the October 17, 2008 dash cam video clip of his son getting hit and killed by a police cruiser before first showing the video to the family. The cruiser was traveling at a high-rate of speed down a dark single-lane road and did not have lights and sirens on at the time of the accident. Mr. Inman felt that releasing the video to the public before showing the family could have been handled better and with more respect for the family’s grief.
Approximately 25% of our drive time is in the dark on average. But 50% of the fatal accidents occur at night. Most pedestrian and cyclist fatalities occur between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm.