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.

 

Thank you for the thoughts and prayers for our officer who was injured in a crash today. He is still hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries but expected to make a full recovery.

Posted by Newburgh Heights Police Department on Sunday, March 31, 2019

 

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