Officer Nearly Hit by Passing Car During Traffic Stop
A New Jersey police officer is lucky to be alive after a car narrowly missed hitting him during a routine traffic stop. Officer Bakker in Hamilton Township was just getting out of his patrol car on the highway shoulder when a passing car came speeding by.
The entire incident was caught on the police car’s dashcams. One angle shows the officer pulling up behind a stopped vehicle on the shoulder of the road. A second camera, from the rear of the patrol car, shows a car quickly approaching, then Officer Bakker jumping out of its way just in time. The car then comes to an abrupt stop as it hits the patrol car.