DASH CAM VIDEO: Car Strikes Abilene Police Vehicle, Narrowly Misses Officer


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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Dash cam video released Wednesday shows a motorist strike an Abilene Police unit in March, narrowly missing an officer who was speaking to a driver during a traffic stop. 

The video, provided by the Abilene Police Department, shows Officer Mary Guitar pulling a pickup truck over on the side of the highway for a routine traffic stop just after 10:30 p.m. on March 12, 2017.

Soon after Officer Guitar exits her patrol vehicle to speak with the driver of the truck, a car slams into the APD unit and heads into a spin, narrowly missing Officer Guitar, who was standing next to the truck.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in connection to this incident. 

The Abilene Police Department wants to use this footage to remind citizens why the Texas law requires drivers approaching an emergency vehicle to slow down and move over. 

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