Caught on Camera: Ohio Officer Plowed Down by Semitrailer, Escapes Injury

Warning: The video may be disturbing to some viewers. 

An Ohio officer is "counting his blessings" after he was plowed down by a semitrailer and escaped with only minor injuries earlier this month -- an ordeal that was captured on dashcam video. 

The video shows Preble County Sheriffs Office Captain Brad Moore directing traffic Jan. 8 following a single-car accident at an intersection in Eaton, NBC's affiliate WDTN reported. A semitrailer was passing through the area when it was hit by the train. The semi-trailer then plowed into Moore while he was standing in the roadway.

The video shows a person running toward Moore, who suffered a fracture in his hand and later received 25 stitches in his head from severe laceration.

"That’s a prime example of how quickly circumstances can change when officers work on the side of the roadway," Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson told NBC Owned Station on Tuesday. [Moore] "is counting his blessings that he only came out with the injuries that he did." 

Simpson, who released the video on Monday after a request from a local media outlet, said he hopes to have Moore back working full time at the end of February.

"He’s very fortunate," said Simpson. "We're excited about that, that could’ve ended very badly."
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