For highway patrol officer Matt Stacy it probably began like any other working day – but it so nearly ended in tragedy when a suspect rammed straight into him in a heavy SUV.

Stacy was investigating reports of stolen vehicle in Oklahoma when he faced the SUV as it hurtled towards him at terrifying speed. The cop stood his ground and shouted ‘Stop!’ – before firing two shots from his sidearm.

Seconds later there was a sickening crunch when the vehicle ploughed into the officer. A dramatic video of the incident was captured by Stacy’s body camera last week – and the incredible footage has since gone viral on the web (see below).

Amazingly, neither the cop nor the driver of the SUV were seriously hurt. A 41-year-old woman was later arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

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