Photo: Ohio LEO flips patrol car while trying to catch up to speeder
The officer attempted to catch up to a driver traveling twice the posted speed limit when the LEO hit a patch of ice and lost control of his vehicle
By PoliceOne Staff
NEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — An officer is out of the hospital after a rollover crash this week.
According to News 5 Cleveland, Newburgh Heights Officer Robert Veverka spotted a driver traveling twice the posted the speed limit.
Veverka attempted to stop the speeding driver, but hit a patch of ice making him lose control, hit a curb and flip over. His cruiser crashed into a parked SUV.
Bystanders David Gross and Hugh Woodson found themselves in the middle of the incident.
“It was like a movie,” Gross said.
Woodson and Gross were able to cut Veverka out of the car.
Chief John Majoy says the officer was simply trying to catch up to a traffic offender. He also says that he’s not sure if the driver knew the officer was attempting a traffic stop.