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Accident Report Detail

 
​Safety Recommendation Report: Addressing 911 Communication Problems in the Area of Cooper Township, Michigan

Executive Summary

​The NTSB is investigating a collision between a Chevrolet pickup truck and nine cyclists that occurred in Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on June 7, 2016. In the course of our investigation, we have identified a serious problem with communication among the agencies that received 911 notifications concerning precrash actions by the driver involved in the crash. Consequently, the NTSB is issuing urgent safety recommendations to the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, and the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department. The NTSB is providing the following information in support of its recommendations.


Probable Cause

​Recommendations

To the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners:

Expedite the establishment of a consolidated dispatch center to incorporate the communications needs of all public safety agencies in Kalamazoo County. (H-17-16) (Urgent)

To the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, and the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department:

Request and undergo a voluntary compliance review by the Michigan State 911 Committee, and immediately implement the recommendations made by that committee. (H-17-17) (Urgent)


Accident Location: Cooper Township , MI USA  
Accident Date: 6/7/2016
Accident ID: HWY16MH014

Date Adopted: 4/11/2017
NTSB Number: HSR1703
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