Disturbing video shows police officer hit by distracted driver

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MACEDONIA, Ohio (CNN Newsource/WEWS) — Police say an officer in Macedonia was on the scene of a wreck Saturday night when a driver ran into him.

In dashcam video, officer Brandon Heisler can be seen using his flashlight to direct traffic.

He says he stepped in the middle of the road to help cars pass and when his back was turned a distracted driver clipped him.

He was knocked to the ground.

First responders were already on scene, and they can be seen running to help him.

Heisler was not seriously hurt.

He’s expected to have surgery on his ankle.

Meanwhile, police say the driver who was speeding and distracted has been ticketed. Macedonia is north of Akron and southeast of Cleveland.

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