Dashcam captures officer struck during traffic stop

CHARDON, OHIO (WHDH) — A police officer’s dashcam footage captured a scary crash during a traffic stop in Ohio last week.

In the incident, a Sergeant with the Chardon Post in Ohio had pulled over a motorist on U.S. Route 322.

The officer is then struck by another vehicle.

The woman who had been pulled over escaped from her car by pulling herself out her driver-side window to assist the officer.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says in its Facebook post that the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening, and they used the incident to demonstrate the importance of moving over and slowing down when drivers see flashing or rotating lights on the side of the road.

(Copyright (c) 2020 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)