Roger St. Laurent getting hit by a car

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In January 2006, Deputy Roger St. Laurent made a routine traffic stop just after midnight...but what happened next was anything but ordinary. As the Florida police officer stood next to the driver's door, another car—travelling 60 miles per hour—sped by, hitting Roger from behind. The squad car camera's video shows Roger being slammed against the car by the force of the impact. Dazed and in shock, Roger called for backup.

Fortunately, Roger only suffered bruises and scrapes from the hit-and-run accident. The day after Roger's scare, police discovered the driver was an 83-year-old woman. She was on the way to the hospital to visit her terminally ill husband. Roger says he's since learned that the woman thought she had hit a car, but was unaware she had struck him.
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Published on March 07, 2006

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