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03-02-10, 11:27 AM #1
Police officer survives terrifying crash caught on tape
Amazing he survived and also saved another motorist, Great Job Lt Lambert, thoughts and well wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Can view the video on the news site:
Police officer survives terrifying crash caught on tape | ksdk.com | St. Louis, MO
An Ohio police officer is recovering from his injuries after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop Saturday.
Lt. John Lambert is in fair condition this morning at MetroHealth Medical Center after a terrifying crash that was caught on his dashboard camera.
Lt. Lambert responded to a one-vehicle traffic accident on I-480 eastbound.
While he assisted the driver, who spun out into traffic due to icy road conditions, another vehicle lost control and hit him.
Lt. Lambert was struck and thrown over the guardrail while trying to prevent the 18-year-old driver from being hit by the oncoming vehicle.
"As Lt. Lambert looked up, he noticed the vehicle coming at him," said Lt. Joseph Zawislan of the Brooklyn Heights police department. "He turned to push the other gentleman out of the way as he tired to jump over the guardrail."
Police say Lt. Lambert lost consciousness for four minutes, and was taken to MetroHealth Medical center.
According to Lt. Zawislan, Lambert has a broken pelvis and fractured eye socket.
He has worked on the police force for 22 years.
"He was in good spirits," Lt. Zawislan said. "At this point, it doesn't seem like he's going to need surgery.
The accident is still under investigation.
No alcohol or drugs were involved.
Video shows out-of-control car hitting Ohio cop - Lieutenant John Lambert suffered multiple injuries
CLEVELAND, Ohio ó A Brooklyn Heights police officer is recovering from critical injuries after a speeding car hit him during a snow storm.
According to ABCLocal, Lieutenant John Lambert was trying to help a motorist who had crashed into a highway barrier wall on an icy ramp.
Another driver on the road came up the ramp, lost control of the vehicle, and smashed into Lambertís patrol car, sliding into the officer and the man he was helping. The entire incident was caught on in-car video.
"As (Lt. Lambert) looked up, he noticed the vehicle coming at him," said Lt. Joseph Zawislan in an interview with WKYC.com. "He turned to push the other gentleman out of the way as he tired to jump over the guardrail."
The officer, a 22-veteran of the force, suffered multiple broken bones, including his pelvis and left eye socket, according to the Plain Dealer. The others involved in the crash were not injured
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03-02-10, 01:33 PM #2
Saw this yesterday on the news. Lt. Lambert has the reflexes of a cat. Prayers for a full and speedy recovery.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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