A New Hampshire state police officer narrowly escaped being struck by a speeding pickup truck on the Everett Turnpike recently, according to local news station WMUR.
The officer was cleaning up road debris on the northbound side of the turnpike. At about 10:36 a.m., a fast-moving pickup truck swerved around a slower vehicle and drove into the median where the officer was standing. The officer protected herself by jumping over the barrier in the median, but the truck hit both the barrier and the vehicle it was apparently trying to pass.
The pickup truck’s driver, a 22-year-old Chelmsford, Massachusetts resident, was charged with reckless driving. The pickup’s driver, the officer, and everyone in the slower vehicle escaped injury.