Season 1 Episode 12

The Big Accident

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Apr 06, 1967 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Friday explains over breakfast to a reporter what happens in a head-on collision in 1967 (no seat belts or air bags, as they didn't exist or were not required at the time). A person dies in the 7/10th of a second. The reporter doesn't even start his breakfast before having to leave.

    • Dragnet: 1967
      Date: Thursday, June 26
      Weather: Clear
      Working: Day watch, Felony Follow-up Section, Accident Investigation Division.
      Boss: Captain (Tom) Janes

    • According to Sgt. Friday during the opening, the maximum speed limit is 65 MPH, there are 3.5 million cars in Los Angeles, over 132 miles of freeway, on an average day there are 161 accidents, and 37 people die every month.

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