Moment Virginia Cop Saves Policewoman From Being Hit By Speeding Car
This is the moment a cop’s quick reflexes save him and his female colleague from being hit by a vehicle that smashes into their patrol car at high speed.
The incident was captured by a patrol cars dash-cam on a highway in Gate City in Virginia on Sunday, 3rd October.
According to a statement released by the Gate City Police Department on 6th October, Officers Jessica McGraw and Matthew Stewart were responding to a crash on Highway 23 southbound at 5pm when the incident occurred.
In the footage, Stewart is seen grabbing McGraw and pulling her to safety after he sees a car speeding towards them.
The out-of-control vehicle smashes into the patrol car a split second after Stewart pulls his colleague to safety.
The impact from the crash is visibly powerful and if the two officers had not moved they would have certainly been hit.
Justin C. Miller, Chief of Police, said in the statement: “It is my belief the quick actions of Officer Stewart not only saved himself from serious bodily injury or death but also that of Officer McGraw.”
He added: “Officer Stewart immediately checked the well-being of the driver while Officer McGraw relayed information to Scott County Central Dispatch to get rescue and fire units en route.”
Officer Stewart said his leg “went numb like I had a bad charley horse (term for cramp)”.
Virginia State Police conducted an accident investigation involving the driver of the white passenger car and the Gate City Police Cruiser.
The driver has been served with a citation for failure to maintain proper control of their vehicle.
It is unclear if the driver of the white car is facing further investigation.