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Police Officer Struck by Large Tree During Traffic Stop in Iowa

Police Officer Struck by Large Tree During Traffic Stop in Iowa

CENTERVILLE, Iowa, May 12 (UPI) —
An Iowa police officer was struck by a massive oak tree during a routine traffic stop in Centerville last week.

Officer Jeremy Veach’s dash cam captured the strange accident on video after he pulled over motorist Candice Duffey for driving without having her headlights on.

Veach was not seriously injured by the tree, but did receive three stitches. Duffey’s SUV took the bulk of the impact.

According to Veach, the base of the tree appeared to be rotten, which is likely what caused it to topple over.

Duffey did not receive a ticket after the tree damaged her car.

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