Watch as a Box Truck Slams Into a Cruiser Seconds After the Trooper Climbed Inside
MAINE — A Maine State Trooper nearly escaped being seriously injured or killed by a distracted driver.
The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety posted a video to its Facebook page Monday showing a trooper merely seconds from being run over by a box truck.
The trooper had pulled over the driver of a black pickup truck who didn't have proper inspection on his vehicle. In the video, the trooper speaks to the driver about where his is heading and then returns to his cruiser.
About 15 seconds after getting into his cruiser, a box truck slams into the side of the car (around the 1 minute mark). In the video, the officer cries out and another person can be heard asking if he is OK. The driver of the pickup also checked on the trooper.
The driver of the box truck admitted he was looking at his phone while driving, police said.
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety urges everyone to slow down, move over and to remember law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to keep the public safe.