Dash cam footage of a semi truck hitting a parked patrol car and narrowly missing a small group of people was released by the Florida highway Patrol recently.
The clip was filmed on Interstate 4 on Friday, March 12th in Polk County.
In the video, a group of people can be seen standing beside two parked patrol cars when a semi truck suddenly strikes one of the police vehicles, sending the cars crashing into the grassy shoulder, narrowly missing the people and striking one of the officers.
Luckily, Deputy Juan Sanchez is expected to make a full recovery, but officers are urging motorists and truck drivers alike to observe the move over law, because this incident could have claimed the lives of multiple people.
“The deputy was treated and released from the hospital,” said Sheriff Judd. “It was just a blessing all the way around. We are fortunate that we don’t have a lot of dead folks as a result of that crash.”
Check out the clip of the very close call, below.