A state trooper who was hit while helping someone on the side of the road is speaking out about the incident just as a new law takes effect to get people to slow down when they see emergency crews.
“I’m a lot better than what it could’ve been,” says Trooper Brandon Lee of the Washington State Patrol, calling the roadside crash a “scary” situation.
Lee says he is still hurting from his near-miss on the highway.
“I flew back in the seat then flew forward and hit the driver side window,” he says.
Trooper Lee has a sore back and neck, and he couldn’t work for a week.
He had pulled over to help a driver stuck on the side of the road when another car smashed into his patrol car just as he was getting out.