Transcript for Another police officer passes out at the wheel due to carbon monoxide exposure
growing concern and what could be a new case of carbon Mo new York side in a police cruiser. A police officers passing out behind the wheel. His cruiser, a Ford explorer. The same type linked to other cases involving police vehicles, and here tonight, ABC's David Wright. Reporter: Tonight, another case of a police officer passing out at the wheel, and having an accident, allegedly after unsafe exposure to carbon monoxide. This crash happened in Newport beach, California. The new case in Auburn, Massachusetts. He said that he had just been involved in an accident and he had passed out, he had hit another vehicle. Reporter: The Auburn officer lost control, struck a car at a stop sign and wound up in a church parking lot across the street. He's been hospitalized. So have two other officers who also tested positive for carbon monoxide exposure. It's the latest in a series of troubling incidents involving late model Ford police SUVs. The Austin Texas police department took nearly 400 vehicles off the streets after officers there reported getting sick from fumes. Tonight Ford says it is sending engineers to Auburn "To inspect their vehicles and modifications made to them." Ford says that the modifications made to police vehicles, may be the cause of the problem because they have to drill holes in order to install some of the equipment that police officers need. In any case, Ford says it will fix all of the vehicles that are experiencing problems, David. David Wright. Thank you. Next here to an historic heat wave in the pacific northwest we're watching. A haze of Portland. That's smoke from the wildfires amid triple digit temperatures and some breaking records. In the east tonight, blinding rain and hail. This is from Patterson, new Jersey. We have a storm zone by the end of the week. Let's get right to meteorologist rob Marciano live with us tonight along the westside highway in a darkened Manhattan. Reporter: Hi, David. We'll start with the heat on west. It will be the hottest streak they see in nearly a decade. Cheng it out in the pacific. That's hot air surging north. We have Nevada, California, and west ward Washington. Tomorrow, Portland and Salem. That air quality with the smoke not good for the five cities there. Meanwhile, thunderstorms from Baltimore to Boston. Hefty rain, and lightning with these, and the severe storm will be in Chicago and Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and the northeast on Friday with some filler thunderstorms that can be potent like we're seeing tonight, David. Just about every part of the country we're watching. Our thanks to you.
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