A police officer in Wisconsin (USA) miraculously managed to escape serious injury on Monday when a semi-truck hit a patch of ice and slammed into the cop’s vehicle.
The incident happened around 0900 hours. as the officer was entering the intersection, Ashwaubenon Public Safety wrote on Facebook.
The truck driver tried to stop, but hit a patch of ice and slid into the officer’s vehicle.
The incident was caught on the dashcam of another police vehicle that was behind the one that got hit.
“When you’re looking at the video it does appear that the truck was moving quite fast,” Captain Jody Crocker of Ashwaubenon Public Safety told FOX11.
“The main thing there is the fact he had a red light.
“He should have been driving under the conditions where he’d be able to stop as that light was turning red.”
The impact of the crash sent the patrol car into the median of the roadway.
The police officer who was hit was initially trapped inside the vehicle, but eventually was freed.
A spokesperson for the Force said that the officer was not injured.
“This is a good reminder to drive within safe speeds so you are able to stop and/or avoid crashes when conditions deteriorate,” the department said in a Facebook post.
The driver of the truck involved in the crash was cited for operating too fast for conditions.
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