What started out as a routine traffic stop ended up being a near-death experience for Forth Worth police officer Matthew Lesell.
Lesell's dashcam captures Lesell speaking with a driver who was pulled over, when suddenly a second vehicle enters the frame, careening into Lesell and the stopped car. The officer flies into the air, lands and collapses, but only seconds later he stands up and moves safely to the shoulder of the road.
Lesell called back up and the driver of the second vehicle was arrested.
Officer Lesell hyperextended his foot and a fractured a vertebra, but is expected to be okay.