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Texting driver runs into police car

Texting Driver Runs Into Police Car

A police officer in Midwest City, Oklahoma, is safe after police say a distracted driver slammed into his car. "Good Morning America" has the dash cam video.


He was 'nearly plowed down by a driver who was texting behind the wheel. The officer was on a routine traffic stop and thankfully, look at him, jumped out of the way just in the nick of time.'

According to police, the driver who ran into the officer's car was driving in the same lane as the traffic stop. Police say the woman driving did not see the police car while she was allegedly texting.

Luckily, the officer wasn't hurt. The city's police chief told KFOR the officer might have saved himself from injury by parking with his tires pointed toward the road.

'In this particular case, that's probably what saved his life or prevented him from being hurt, because when she crashed in the back of the patrol car, it shot it at an angle instead of going straight. By the grace of God, we're lucky we didn't lose an officer that day.'

KOKH reports the police car and the car that ran into it were totaled. Both the driver responsible for the collision and the person the officer had pulled over were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The driver was ticketed for distracted driving and faces a nearly $300 fine. Texting while driving in Oklahoma is only illegal for drivers with learner's permits and intermediate licenses.

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Dannie April 10 2014 at 1:09 PM

They should take her license away and throw hwe in prison. She is just plain STUPID. If the officer had been killed what then from her "Oh I am so sorry" Idot. plan and simple.

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joe williams Dannie April 10 2014 at 1:16 PM

Amen Brother

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Steven April 10 2014 at 11:16 AM

There is WAYY to many people STILL talking and texting while driving. People these days can't even raise children properly let alone multitasking while driving!! WWe

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gdl4974 April 10 2014 at 1:43 PM

hotdo and vanceline!!! I AGREE WITH YOU ON YOUR COMMENTS!!

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envoyltd April 10 2014 at 9:35 PM

That officer did his job properly. Pulling people over is one of the most dangerous part of a cops job. He saw the hazard coming and reacted. He saved his life using the training from the police accadamy.

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carolfalzarano April 10 2014 at 10:57 AM

THATS ALL THAT HAPPENS , THANK GOD HE WASNT KILLED, THE LAW WOULD HAVE
ONLY SLAPPED HER HAND, GOOD GOD PEOPLE WAKE UP , WE NEED STIFFER LAWS
AND JAIL TIME. LET HER WALK , SHOVE THE PHONE UP HER BUTT.....

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sunon April 10 2014 at 1:58 PM

Texting while driving in Oklahoma is only illegal for drivers with learner's permits and intermediate licenses.

i'm guessing that leaves maybe 86% of drivers immune from the texting regulation?
in addition, i thought she would be going off to the klink for endangering.

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jdonoh4 sunon April 10 2014 at 2:05 PM

Yeah, I had to replay that because I thought I was hearing things. What a ridiculous law!

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larry.walden74 April 10 2014 at 10:38 AM

We need to ban all texting while driving in all states. A healthy $10,000 fine or 30 days in jail would stop drivers texting over night.

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Hey Wludy April 10 2014 at 10:38 AM

For one, using a cell phone while driving should be illegal nationwide. It distracts the driver so much. I frequently bicycle for short trips to the store and have been hit twice and have had many close calls. All due to drivers not paying attention cause they would prefer using their damn phones than pay attention to the way they drive. A cyclist must think for himself and all the drivers out there with their heads in their ass.

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AMERICASMUSEUM Hey Wludy April 10 2014 at 11:35 AM

It is not illegal, I suppose, because the phone companies lobbyists.

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Roof Family April 10 2014 at 7:59 PM

Common sense just isn't too common.

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joyceandbeau1tursellino April 10 2014 at 10:22 AM

$300.00 fine is not enough. Texting while driving has to be stopped. A law is in order with a $500.00 fine the first time, the second time, $1000.00 fine, and the 3rd time, jail.

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