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Published: Monday, 3/1/2010

Vehicle on icy road sends Ohio officer flying


BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio — A suburban Cleveland police officer who stopped to help a motorist alongside an icy highway ramp was sent flying by another vehicle going out of control.

Dashboard video from Lt. John Lambert's cruiser shows the officer from Brooklyn Heights pushing the first motorist out of the way on Saturday and then flipping head over heels over a roadside guardrail.

Brooklyn Heights Lt. Joseph Zawislan (zuh-WIH'-sluhn) says 42-year-old Lambert is in good spirits but suffered a broken pelvis, fractured eye socket and cracked tailbone. He's in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center.

The two drivers were not hurt.

Police say the accident remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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