Scottish police officer has close call after truck falls on cop car

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Police officer has lucky escape as truck falls onto patrol car
WATCH: A police officer in Scotland had a very lucky escape when a truck fell onto his patrol car on the A1 near East Linton on Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Dec 12, 2019

A Scottish police officer narrowly escaped death after a truck rolled over onto his patrol car on Tuesday.

Dashboard camera footage captured the harrowing incident in a video shared by Road Policing Scotland on Twitter.

The video begins with a view of the A1 highway near East Linton. After a few moments, a white truck can be spotted driving past and promptly tipping over onto its side, crushing the police car.

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Barely a sound can be heard as the windshield cracks and the camera tips over, swinging from its vantage point before the footage ends.

“Sergeant Easton had a lucky escape when a HGV [sic] fell onto his patrol car yesterday on the A1 near East Linton,” Road Policing Scotland wrote on Twitter.
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In the tweet, the organization quoted the police officer as saying: “I took a deep breath, got out, checked that the driver of the lorry that had hit my vehicle was OK and got on the radio to colleagues for assistance.”

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Easton was “cool as a cucumber” following the incident, according to Chief Supt. Stewart Carle, who also tweeted footage of the incident.

Carle said Easton contacted police after the crash, telling them: “We need to close the A1 now: a lorry has just toppled onto my patrol car. And I just polished it yesterday!”

The video shared by Carle also shows what happened from a different perspective.

Capturing the footage as it plays on a computer screen, Carle’s video shows the patrol car, with flashing lights, stationed beside what appears to be another overturned truck.

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Another Scottish road policing officer confirmed on Twitter that all people involved in the incident are now safe.

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