State Trooper Nearly Struck By Driver Reaching For Cell Phone

The Ohio State Highway Patrol shared dashcam video of a trooper’s cruiser nearly getting hit in Putnam County as an example of how dangerous distracted driving is.

The trooper from the Lima Post was driving on State Route 115 (Napoleon Road) in Kalida when an oncoming car comes into the trooper’s lane and he has to go off the road to avoid being struck.

The trooper pulled the car over and the driver can be seen on bodycam video telling the trooper that he dropped his phone and as he was reaching for it his knee hit the steering wheel.

The Highway Patrol reminds everyone that “it can wait” and that distracted driving puts everyone on the roadways at risk.