WHOA: Officer narrowly avoids death as partner pulls her away from careening car
· · Oct 7, 2021 · NottheBee.com

This could have ended very differently for Officer Jessica McGraw if her partner Matthew Stewart didn't have such quick reflexes:




One might say these officers are fortunate to be alive!

Gate City Police Department said the officers were at the scene of a crash around 5 in the afternoon when the other driver smashed into McGraw's cruiser.

According to the police department, McGraw then checked on the driver of the white car and called for rescue and fire units to respond to the scene.

"It is my belief the quick actions of Officer Stewart not only saved himself from serious bodily injury or death but also that of Officer McGraw," Chief Justin Miller said in a release. "The only minor injury reported was from Officer Stewart who stated his leg ‘went numb like I had a bad charley horse.' Upon review of the dash camera footage it appears the brush guard of Officer McGraw's patrol vehicle brushed against Officer Stewart's leg as he pushed McGraw out of the way."

The police department said the officers escaped without serious injury and both are expected to return to duty.

I don't know what it is about flashing emergency lights that seems to draw in bad drivers like a moth to a flame, but I am glad neither of these officers (or the other driver) was hurt.

I'd say it was pure luck, but I think something a bit more divinely providential was in play!


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