The Cookeville Police Department is reminding drivers to use caution when passing emergency vehicles after a truck driver took out a utility pole this week and nearly hit the responding officer.
Dash cam video captured the entire incident.
The department says an officer was responding to power lines strewn across the roadway when an 18-wheeler came driving through. The officer tried to flag down the driver, who never saw the cop. Downed lines were pulled with the truck and the utility pole was snapped from its post.
Video shows an officer running to take cover.
“We wanted to take this opportunity to ask you to help keep our officers safe,” police wrote. “Please be cautious when you see emergency vehicles and take note of your surroundings, it could save a life.”
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