Dashcam Video Captures A Car Ramming An Officer And Woman Stopped On The Side Of The Highway
The crash happened Feb. 1 when Officer Ryan Silvis was helping a driver on a snowy stretch off northbound US-131 north. He was dispatched to a single car accident on the highway, referring to a truck that had skidded off the road on the left side of the highway. “That section of highway is three lanes, so I parked my cruiser in the middle lane.” Officer Silvis immediately threw on his flasher lights, alerting approaching traffic they needed to get over to the right lane. “When I was talking to her, at the last second out of the corner of my eye, I saw headlights,” said Silvis. “And my brain kind of went, ‘those aren’t supposed to be there.’” The car slammed into the parked truck and into Silvis and the other motorist. Jeffrey Lee Huizenga, 26, is charged with failing to use caution when passing an emergency vehicle in connection with the crash.