Collin County

Driver Saved By Anna Police Officer Says ‘Thank You'

A split-second decision by a police officer in Collin County likely saved a woman's life.

The heart-stopping moment was caught on dash camera.

It happened on County Road 373 in Anna on September 7.

Meghan Herrera slid into a tree after it started raining.

She called 911. Anna Police Officer Brandon Blair was the first to arrive on scene.

“Visibly, I could see she was shaky,” Blair said.

Moments after he approached Herrera, comforting her, he says he heard a noise and out of his peripheral vision, saw a pick-up truck sliding towards them.

Without hesitation, the video shows Blair pull Herrera – who had her back to the truck – out of its path.

“Within seconds I could've been gone, the both of us. So I'm extremely grateful to be here,” Herrera said tearfully.

Herrera’s SUV was totaled.

She was taken to the hospital and eventually home to her two kids, ages eight and six.

On Wednesday, NBC 5 cameras were there as she waited in the lobby of the Anna Police Department to thank Officer Blair for his actions.

The two hugged and tears flowed down Herrera’s face.

“He’s the reason why I’m here, the reason my kids get to have me around,” Herrera said.

The driver of the pick-up truck was cited for driving with a suspended license and for not having insurance.

Herrera says she's now paying for a rental car out-of-pocket.

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