Watch as a motorist fails to move over for an Ohio State Trooper performing a traffic stop and slams into the cruiser and then the trooper, sending him flying. Fortunately, he survived what could have been a very deadly crash.
From the Ohio State Highway Patrol Facebook post:
A sergeant with the Chardon Post was struck by a vehicle last week during a traffic stop on U.S. Route 322 near Chardon, Ohio. Thankfully, his injuries weren’t life threatening. But dash cam video of the incident shows the dangerous nature of these crashes.
All drivers should move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside, according to Ohio law. If moving over is not possible due to traffic or weather conditions, or because a second lane does not exist, motorists should slow down and proceed with caution.
Troopers are serious about citing motorists who break this law; in fact, over 10,000 motorists received citations for violating the move over law from 2011 to 2015. It’s up to motorists to make the right decision to move over.