An incredible series of events nearly spelled the end for one Ohio cop after a train struck the back of a semi-truck – causing it to roll over him.
But remarkably, the officer survived the collision with relatively minor injuries.
Dramatic dashboard camera released by the Preble County Sherriff’s department Monday shows the incident which nearly took the life of Captain Brad Moore.
According to the department, Moore was directing traffic following a single-car accident at the intersection of U.S. 35 and West Lexington Road in Eaton, Ohio on Jan. 8..
The dashcam video shows the moment an 18 wheeler attempts to cross some nearby railroad tracks. The truck becomes stuck on the tracks when the level crossing barriers are lowered.
Moore tries to direct the truck off the tracks when it is struck from behind by the passing train. The impact sends the truck surging forward over Moore.
The impact sent Moore rolling to the side, allowing him to miss the worst of the rollover from the semi’s rear wheels.
“It’s scary,” Moore told WHIO News. “I guess getting hit by it is one thing, because I got hit by the right front of the semi, and then rolling along the semi, it’s amazing I didn’t get ran over by it. Especially when I see I’m within a couple feet of the trailer.”
Moore suffered a broken left hand in the accident and a cut to his head, requiring 25 stitches.
Once cleared by a doctor, Moore will be allowed to return to light duty with the department.
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