Gotta Watch: Cops' near-misses
An officer has to leap for his life in order to avoid being hit by a car.
August 3rd, 2011
11:37 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Cops' near-misses

Police officers have extremely dangerous jobs. But the trouble they face goes beyond suspect shootouts, hostage situations and common criminal mischief. Sometimes hitting the streets means facing crazy car challenges. You’ve gotta watch these officers' near-misses with vehicles, all of which were caught on tape. Luckily, these riveting, can’t-look-away-from videos ended with no serious injuries.

Super strong cop – This police officer was hit by a car and then got up and chased the driver - on foot! [cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/08/02/uk.super.cop.itn"%5D

Not-so-routine traffic stop – Screeching tires eerily foreshadow what’s about to happen here. When a driver hits a parked car, a police officer adjacent to the collision is knocked to the ground. The officer received only minor injuries.
[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/03/13/vo.car.crashes.into.police.kmbc"%5D

Striking a police car – Quick reflexes saved this officer when he hopped an interstate median to avoid being mowed down after a car hits his cruiser.
[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/03/16/am.police.car.hit.cnn"%5D

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  1. Pants on fire

    2nd video. That's what happens when you stop a car on an exit ramp! Pig

    August 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gingerpeach

    They need the commercials to stay in business. If they don't show them they have no money from add people, then poor CNN would go under. ?Oh, no commercials, no CNN. Good thought, lol

    August 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gary

    Ugh WHAT is more annoying than trying to watch 3 videos and catching 1:30 of commercials .. i'll just google these and watch them elsewhere. Way to have your advertisements drive away your readers.

    August 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • RGeneration

      Too late for you probably. I played all 3 commercials together and then watch the videos one by one. 🙂

      August 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. patsayjax

    No cnn does not need to play a commercial for every video watched. CNN is just money hungry, and no one complains.
    Just use addblock plus for firefox no more commercials.

    August 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dsavio

    You know what I care about? The hurt cops do to innocents. It's their JOB to put themselves at risk. Stop whining about having to do your job.

    August 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
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