BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio – A police officer in suburban Cleveland is recovering after he was struck by a vehicle spinning out of control on an icy highway ramp.
Lt. John Lambert had stopped to help a motorist Saturday when the dashboard camera on his cruiser caught the accident.
It shows him pushing the first motorist out of the way and then being flipped head over heels over a guardrail.
Lt. Joseph Zawislan said the 42-year-old Lambert suffered a broken pelvis, fractured eye socket and cracked tailbone.
Zawislan said Monday that his colleague was in fair condition and could face a year of rehabilitation but is in good spirits.
The two drivers were not hurt. No charges have been filed.