(NEXSTAR) – A police officer nicknamed “Roadrunner” helped a motorist avert catastrophe on a New York highway earlier this month.
On May 14, law enforcement officials together with Joe Cavalleri of the Tonawanda Police responded to experiences of a automotive colliding with different autos and operating crimson lights, typically whereas on the fallacious facet of the highway. Police ordered the motive force to tug over, however the aged motorist was not responding.
Officers later discovered that the motive force was struggling a medical emergency, the division disclosed on Facebook.
In video from one of many cruiser’s dash-cams, a number of police autos might be seen driving alongside the aged motorist’s slow-moving automobile. Officer Cavalleri is then seen sprinting towards the automotive, ultimately reaching the motive force’s door.
Once the door is unlocked, Officer Cavalleri steps into the transferring automotive and makes use of his foot to stomp the brakes.
Police in Tonawanda weren’t instantly accessible to share any additional particulars, or touch upon the situation of the aged driver. Folks on Facebook, in the meantime, have been grateful for Officer Cavalleri’s actions.
“Thank God they [were] able to bring this to a halt,” one viewer wrote.
“Great job!!! You saved him and many others,” one other consumer wrote.