Dash cam video: Cell phone causes driver to hit police cruiser, barely missing police officer

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Here's a story for people who still text while driving.

A woman in Oklahoma plows her vehicle in to a police car because she was on her phone. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries.

It's likely the driver won't make the same mistake again.

"By the grace of God, we're lucky we didn't lose an officer that day,” Chief Brandon Clabes recalls the accident.

A Midwest City police sergeant pulled a car over for a seatbelt violation when he turned to see a woman on her cell phone headed straight for him.

"He saw her on her phone that's how he knew she wasn't going to stop," Clabes said.

As the video is slowed down you can see the moment of impact, as the video drops out the officer is leaping toward the curb.

"Had he been pinned between those cars it would have been serious injury or even death." Clabes said.

Two people were transported to the hospital -- the officer was not one of them.

Midwest City police say this is a frightening reminder of why you should never use your cell phone while driving.

"It’s all because someone was on their phone or texting," Clabes added.

The woman behind the wheel was ticketed for inattentive driving.

She was taken to the hospital with what police say were minor injuries.

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