Officer nearly hit while in traffic stop
Raw footage of the bodycam shows a traffic officer in Irving, Texas narrowly avoided being hit by a car.
A Texas police officer quick thinking saved his life after jumping out of the way before they are hit by a passing car during a traffic stop.
Police body-cam footage captured the moment Irving, a police officer jumped over a guardrail on Highway 114 to avoid being hit by a car that seemed to swerve to the shoulder where the official was performing a traffic stop.
Despite crashing into the officer’s motorcycle, Tuesday’s incident resulted in no injuries, and the police decided no charges against the driver, Fox 4 reported.
Officials who posted the video on Facebook to show the importance of the state’s “Move Over Law.”
The law, originally passed in 2003, requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles — including police, fire and EMS — be pulled over to the side of the road with the emergency flashers activated, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The data of the DPS showed that the police who are more than 10,650 warnings and citations for failure to obey the law in 2017.
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