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Moment police officer is knocked to the ground by out-of-control car

This is the terrifying moment a police officer is hit by an out of control car which slid across a frozen road.

The shocking clip appears to show the car rushing past Deputy Brandon Soll’s police cruiser, after he stopped to help a motorist in -8C temperatures.

However the motorist appears to slide out of control on the snowy road, and police said he hit Deputy Soll, who was standing near a fire engine further up the road.

The accident happened on Highway 44 just a couple of miles east of Dallas Center in Iowa on January 28. 

Deputy Brandon Soll, who is seen further down the road,  stops his police cruiser to assist a motorist on Highway 44 near the Dallas Center in Iowa

Deputy Brandon Soll, who is seen further down the road,  stops his police cruiser to assist a motorist on Highway 44 near the Dallas Center in Iowa

The out of control car rushes past Deputy Brandon Soll's police cruiser as a road official and a driver leap out of the way

The out of control car rushes past Deputy Brandon Soll’s police cruiser as a road official and a driver leap out of the way

The motorist and the road official manage to jump out for the way as the vehicle heads straight for Deputy Brandon Soll

The motorist and the road official manage to jump out for the way as the vehicle heads straight for Deputy Brandon Soll

Miraculously, despite being thrown to the road, he only suffered minor injuries.

The video shows him being knocked off his feet, after two other people – a road official and a driver – leapt out of the way.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa said it released the clip in a bid to get people to slow down on the road.

A spokesman for the force said: ‘We are expecting some blowing snow and bad weather over the next couple of days.

‘Let this be a reminder to slow down!

Deputy Soll, who is stood further down the road, is knocked off his feet and thrown to the road

Deputy Soll, who is stood further down the road, is knocked off his feet and thrown to the road

Dallas County Sheriff's Office in Iowa later released the clip in a bid to get people to slow down on the road

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa later released the clip in a bid to get people to slow down on the road

‘Our deputy was hit by a car while working on a traffic accident.

‘He has some apparent minor injuries, but as you can tell from this video, it could have been a whole lot worse.’ 

Police said the driver of the car was given a police citation – a ‘ticket’. 

 

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