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Videos released showing driver going off the road, crashing into cruiser and officer

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Police in the Texas city of Lufkin has released footage of the accident that put Officer Seth Thompson in the hospital over the weekend.

Thompson was reportedly working a minor wreck when an SUV crossed several lanes of traffic, straying heavily before slamming into Thompson’s cruiser.

A relatively young man, Thompson is recovering in Tyler, Texas, and is no stranger to hardship- in 2017, he was diagnosed with cancer which returned the following year, and his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018.

“For whatever reason God wasn’t ready to call me home yesterday,” Thompson wrote on social media Sunday morning. “I didn’t sleep a whole lot last night. They said it was a Toyota SUV that hit me, but I’m not so sure it wasn’t a Mack truck. LOL! Anyway, being up all night allowed me to see every post, comment, like, and text. Each one brought tears to my eyes. The amount of support my family and I have received throughout everything from family, friends, and our community has been truly overwhelming! I’m sorry I can’t respond to everything sent to me but I promise I see or hear them all and each prayer is felt! How great is our God!”

According to KLTV, the incident is being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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