Startling dash cam video shows driver slamming into police car

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ohio (KWWL) – Video from a Clayton County, Iowa sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle shows the startling moment when a driver rammed into the back of a squad car during a routine traffic stop earlier this week.

Around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Clayton County sheriff’s patrol deputy Craig Johnson pulled over the driver of a truck for having one burned-out headlight. While Johnson was sitting in his car, processing that driver’s information, another driver rear-ended him. The force of the collision pushed the squad car into the truck ahead.

The sheriff’s office says the driver involved in the collision is 84-year-old Mary Svedsen. Chief deputy Ryan Johnson said she had a nighttime driving restriction on her driver’s license at the time of the accident.

Nobody involved in the accident suffered serious injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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