It's difficult to know what exactly occurred in this incident. In high tension situations in which someone is being written a traffic citation, tempers can flare, and accidents can sometimes happen. It is impossible to know the driver's intentions, but one thing is clear... being a police officer is a dangerous job. We all know that police officers do a dangerous but necessary job to protect their fellow citizens.
Surprisingly, though, most officers aren't injured chasing after criminals. Over half of all line-of-duty deaths are related to traffic incidences. Drivers are frequently distracted and can misjudge where they maneuver on the side of the road. Passing drivers, too, are often interested in what is going on during the traffic stop, and may misdirect their vehicles. Other problems can arise if the driver who has been pulled over fears arrest. Routine traffic stops can quickly turn scary for both driver and police officer.