Driver Distracted on Cell Phone Almost Crushes Police Officer

Sergeant Brad Rummell is a very lucky man, but only because he was paying attention to the road, unlike the 35-year old woman behind the wheel of a white Chevrolet Malibu who was reportedly on her cell phone just before she plowed into his police cruiser in Oklahoma.

The Midwest City officer was returning to his car after conducting a routine traffic stop when he saw the Malibu heading towards him at full speed. Rummell jumped out of harm’s way the last second, with the incident captured on the cruiser’s dashboard camera.

A NewsOn6 report said the distracted driver of the Chevrolet and the person who was pulled over, both suffered minor injuries, while the officer was unharmed.

“She admitted she was on her telephone and that she was in a hurry to get where she was going and not paying attention,”  Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes told local news station Koco.

Clabes pointed out that police officers are trained to turn their wheels towards the curb during a stop, and that’s something that may have helped save his life.

“When she hit the back of the patrol car, it probably veered it at an angle away from Sgt. Rummell as he was running between the cars,” he said.

The woman was cited for reckless driving and faces $295 in fines. Reports about the driver seen texting her lawyer immediately after the crash have not been confirmed…

By John Halas


Take An Exclusive Look Into Ferrari’s Special Corse Clienti Club

The Ferrari Corse Clienti includes ex Formula 1 cars and the exclusive XX program.

Mercedes GLE 580 Gets 483 HP Electrified Biturbo V8, $77,795 Tag

The new Mercedes GLE 580 packs less power than the GLE 53 AMG but it has a V8 instead of a straight six engine.

Kia’s New Small SUV Interior Surfaces In Official Sketches

The small SUV gets a 10.25-inch infotainment system, Off-Road driving mode and locking differential.

We Drive The Hyundai i30 N: What Would You Like To Know?

With its first-ever hot hatch, Hyundai has made great waves and surprised everyone – including the competition.

Autopilot’s Automatic Lane Change Feature Cuts People Off And Brake Checks Them

Consumer Reports calls the new feature potentially dangerous.

G-Power Will Tune Your BMW M2 Competition To 532HP For Just Over $1,500

The tuner’s asking a decent €1,400 for this power upgrade, which makes the M2 an absolute beast.

Study Suggests 78% Of Non Sedan Owners Would Consider One In The Future

Interest is sedans remains high, even though Ford and GM are abandoning some segments.

Mercedes Aims To Inspire A New Generation Of Women To Love Cars

Mercedes will give away thousands of toy cars to inspire the next-generation of automotive enthusiasts.

Turns Out The New Toyota Supra Has Much More Than 335 Horses

The Toyota Supra is powered by a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline-six and is very punchy indeed.

Used LaFerrari Aperta Will Cost You A Lung, A Kidney, And A Mansion

This 313-mile LaFerrari Aperta will probably shift hands for at least $7 million.