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September 24, 2011
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Video: Near miss as car slams into cruiser

Trooper was patting down motorist who stopped in middle of highway when car slammed into cruiser

By PoliceOne Staff

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — A cruiser's dashcam captured a scary collision when a driver slammed into the cruiser during a traffic stop in the middle of a highway.

According to Fox 8 Cleveland, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper John Beeler attempted to pull over a driver early Tuesday morning, but the driver responded by stopping in the middle of the highway. As he patted down driver, who did not speak English, the cruiser was hit from behind by a Toyota Corolla driven by a 45-year-old man, knocking both the motorist and Beeler from the front of the car. Both were treated at a nearby hospital and later released.

Watch the incident unfold below.


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