Cahill is critically injured in a multi-vehicle pile-up that claims eleven lives. Ponch and Jon are tapped to serve on the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team determined to pinpoint the cause and to clear Cahill from blame.

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State Senator Bob Larwin
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Bill Margolis
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Officer Borlov
Brianne Leary ...
Brodie Greer ...
Paul Linke ...
Lew Saunders ...
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Ken Thomas
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Officer Anderson
Bob Hevelone ...
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Scott Mulhern ...
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Russell Shannon ...
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Cahill is critically injured in a multi-vehicle pile-up that claims eleven lives. Ponch and Jon are tapped to serve on the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team determined to pinpoint the cause and to clear Cahill from blame.

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This is the first episode of the series with fatalities. Also, the eleven deaths in the opening car accident outnumber the deaths in the rest of the series. See more »

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The title of this episode, "MAIT Team," is redundant, as MAIT stands for Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, so the title is literally Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team Team. See more »

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Edited from Emergency! (1972) See more »

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Recreation Of Accident
30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the MAIT Team, Sindy is involved in a major accident as Ponch and Jon respond. They arrive at the same time as the emergency vehicles. It isn't until later that someone notices Sindy's cruiser. Eleven people died. Luckily Sindy is alive but unconscious. She was the only survivor and witness.

Ponch and Jon become part of the MAIT team to investigate the accident. Several witnesses claim to have heard a siren just before the crash. The next day, pictures and measurements are taken at the scene of the accident. Everything seems to be pointing to Sindy as the cause. Trouble arises when a Senator joins the investigation. While Ponch and Jon do a re-creation for the Senator, Getraer is following up clues and ends up chasing a truck which lost a part at the scene of the accident. When Getraer slips and tips over, Ponch and Jon take up the chase. When they catch the guy, Ponch makes the arrest. It turns out he ran because he thought they were getting him for excess parking tickets.When Sindy regains consciousness, she remembers nothing. Ponch suggests they recreate the accident.

The next day, they have a truck and multiple old cars to play with. On their second run through, they get it almost exact. When Ponch and Jon get blinded by the reflection of the sun, Ponch realizes why the truck drove on the wrong side.They recreate it once again with the reflective sheets on top of the hill which were being delivered at the time of the accident. Jon is blinded and drives on the wrong side. The accident almost happens again.

This is one of the better episodes of CHiPs.There was a lot of action and road chases.Also,there was the interesting concept of recreation of the accident especially as part of the MAIT or Multi-discipline Accident Investigation Team.Definitely one of the best.


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