by Daniella Guzman
A Texas police officer is lucky to be alive after a sport utility vehicle slammed into his patrol car on Monday.
The entire incident was caught on tape.
It all started when Officer Danny Nabors pulled over a suspicious car that left a Hampton Inn shortly before 3 a.m.
After Nabors pulled over the car he got back in his car and left the door open.
Moments later an SUV speeding past rammed into the patrol car's door.
Investigators said the SUV also hit the car Nabors had pulled over.
"The officer is counting his blessings tonight because, luckily, he had both of his legs inside the car. The SUV barely missed them," Sgt. Bryan Carlisle said.
Police said there were other officers on the scene during the collision who helped Nabors and the other driver.
"There was debris and glass flying everywhere but, luckily, the other officers were there," said Carlisle.
Carlisle said this is the third time in less than a year one of their officers has been hit on the North freeway.
"If possible, get on another lane, and give the officer as much space as possible, because you never know what can happen out there," he said.
Police said the SUV driver is underage and was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.
He and his two passengers were not injured in the wreck.