By PoliceOne Staff
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — A newly released dash cam video captured the moment when an Oklahoma officer narrowly avoided being struck by a driver careening into his cruiser during a traffic stop.
According to KSN, Sgt. Brad Rummell was nearly hit by a driver who was distracted and talking on her cell phone.
Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes believes the officer’s training — in this case, turning his vehicle’s wheels to the left — had a substantial role in saving his life.
“In this case, it’s probably what saved his life or prevented him from being hurt. It shot it (the car) at an angle instead of going straight forward,” Clabes said.
Two people were transported to the hospital following the incident. The driver was ticketed for inattentive driving, according to the report.