Dropped Cell Phone Leads To Close Call For Metro Sheriff's Deputy

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was checked out at UNMC and released after a car slammed into his stopped cruiser on westbound West Dodge at 228th around 7:45 Friday morning.

Investigators say the driver of a westbound vehicle dropped his cellphone and took his eyes off the road as he tried to find the device, crashing into the deputy’s patrol car.

A traffic stop had occurred earlier, and a driver was arrested on a warrant.

The law officer injured in the crash was in a marked unit with emergency lights activated while awaiting a driver to take the vehicle that had been stopped for the arrest.

The force of the crash pinned the doors of the patrol car shut.

(Picture from Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

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