Pasco Police Officer Raul Cavazos should go buy a lottery ticket.
Luck was on his side Thursday evening when he was nearly hit by an out-of-control driver.
The traffic lights switched to flashing red in all directions, making it a four-way stop for all drivers, said Pasco police.
Cavazos had pulled up behind a driver in a westbound lane on Sandifur. The driver was not taking her turn through the intersection, so the officer walked up to her window to see if she understood.
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He had just returned to his patrol car when a PT Cruiser came through the intersection and was hit, sending it flipping into the spot where Cavazos was standing moments earlier.
The dramatic footage was caught on the patrol car’s dash-cam, posted at tricityherald.com/video.