Incredible moment cop narrowly avoids out of control car hurtling towards him

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This is the terrifying moment a police officer narrowly escaped an out-of-control car hurtling towards him.

Footage shows the officer parked on the hard shoulder in Virginia, US, when a BMW appeared out of nowhere and crashed into the patrol car.

The car is seen careering over the central reservation before spinning towards the police officer.

Incredibly he manages to throw himself in between the two vehicles and come out relatively unscathed.

The 17-year-old driver of the BMW 750 Series was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the incident on Monday.

Fairfax County Police Department said: ‘A patrol officer was on a routine traffic stop on southbound Fairfax County Parkway prior to Braddock Rd.

‘The 17-year-old driver of a black 2018 BMW M3 was traveling northbound on Fairfax County Parkway at a high rate of speed and lost control.

‘The BMW spun around, crossed the median, striking the community member’s vehicle and then the officer’s vehicle.

The car veered over the central reservation (Picture: TMX / SWNS)

The officer managed to jump out of the way just in time (Picture: TMX / SWNS)

‘The officer was struck and nearly killed.’

They added that although no one sustained any serious injuries, the driver was charged with reckless driving.

‘The officer sustained minor injuries. The juvenile driver of the BMW M3 and the two passengers sustained minor injuries,’ police said

‘The juvenile was charged with reckless driving. We are relieved this crash did not result in a tragedy.’

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