Ohio Police Officer Hit by Passing Motorist
We know police officers have a dangerous job, but this isn’t the traditional form of occupational hazard for cops.
Lt. John Lambert, an Ohio police officer, was assisting a motorist on the side of the road during a snowstorm. Seems routine: Check on the motorist, make sure nothing fishy is going on, assist in any way possible.
I’m sure anyone reading this has either been involved in such an encounter or been enraged in traffic because of such an encounter.
But watch what’s unusual about this particular incident:
This is pretty much the opposite of what happens ANY other time a police officer’s lights are on. Normally it’s rubbernecking at 3 mph, not sliding at 35mph into the police officer and the civilian on the side of the road.
Did this driver forget there was a snowstorm outside?
Actually, it’s all starting to come together…here’s my guess:
The unnamed woman is driving on the ramp at a speed too fast for a snowstorm, sees the cop, acts like the rest of society and gets curious — or gets scared because she’s flying around town and thinks the cop is standing there with a radar gun (I’m venting) — slams on her breaks. BUT WAIT — THERE’S SNOW EVERYWHERE. I’M OUT OF CONTROL.
End result? Cop has to save the 18-year-old’s life while being launched into the air, fracturing several bones.
What did the moral of this story evolve into? Don’t rubberneck.