An Ohio State Trooper released video showing his close call with an overturning truck in a residential area on September 5.
According to Ohio State Police, a call came in about a semi driving recklessly in Route 4 near Marion. The trooper saw the truck coming and pulled into a driveway to observe it as it passed.
As the trooper watched, the truck driver lost control and rolled the truck, giving the trooper just a few seconds to back away to avoid being crushed.
The truck driver told the trooper that he had looked down at a clock just before losing control.
No serious injuries were reported.
The Ohio State Police say that they hope the video is a good reminder to avoid distraction while driving: “Distracted driving can lead to a crash in a heartbeat. Always keep your eyes on the road. If you’re distracted, you’re not driving!”