Texas Officer Narrowly Misses Being Hit by Camry on Highway 114
A silver sedan narrowly missed a motorcycle officer with the Irving Police Department in Texas when he was handling a speeding ticket on July 3.
Officer Sam Hall was in the westbound shoulder of Highway 114 and his bodycam caught a dangerous moment: a silver Toyota Camry coming at full speed heading toward him.
“As I am walking back to my motorcycle, I hear tires blocking up, smoke coming from a vehicle, and I just merely jump over the guardrail,” said Hall.
Thanks to Hall’s old football training, his quick reflexes help him stay intact while the sedan sped by him and dashed forward. The car narrowly missed Hall and his motorcycle was knocked to the ground. Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident.
After learning what had happened, Hall’s wife had a hard time thinking about it. They have a 4-year-old son at home.
The Irving Police Department released the footage on July 11, asking the public to follow the Move Over law.
“The law, originally passed in 2003, requires motorists to move over or slow down by 20 miles per hour when certain vehicles—including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation vehicles, and tow trucks—are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated,” according to Texas Department of Public Safety.
Other states, such as California, also have similar laws to reduce the possibilities of related personnel getting hurt while on duty.