Officer Luis Ceron made a U-turn on Clark Road at about 6:15 p.m. to try to pull over a speeding driver. Just as he turned his lights on, a vehicle pulled out in front of him near Clarkridge Drive.
Ceron's cruiser can be seen clipping the car before flying off Clark Road and into a wooded area, clipping several trees before coming to a stop.
“It looked like a bumpy ride at the end of it,” Duncanville police spokesman Doug Sisk said.
Sisk said Ceron was transported to a hospital and is now recovering from his injuries at home.
“I know he’s banged up and bruised up pretty good,” Sisk said.
Because the crash happened within Dallas city limits, it's up to Dallas accident investigators to determine if excessive speed played a factor in the incident.
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Investigators in Duncanville say it appears that their officer followed proper protocol.
“Everything looked normal as far as a traffic stop and trying to catch up to a car,” Sisk said. “It’s up to Dallas to figure out the car whose at fault on the accident stuff.”