Irving police have a reminder for drivers: move over.
The Irving Police Department sent out a photo showing one of their police cars completely wrecked on the rear after being hit by a driver on the highway.
Police said that one of their officers was assisting a stranded driver on Highway 114 earlier in the week.
They said that another driver lost control of his car and ended up hitting the back of the police car.
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The officer is recovering from his injuries and the stranded motorist is safe, but police said that the crash should serve as a warning for what not to do when you see a police car on the side of the road.
“State law requires operators to vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle or slow to at least 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit,” police said.
Drivers should be aware of officers pulled over on the side of the road and respect their space, police said.