New Jersey Police Officer Struck by a Falling Tree

Dashcam video caught the tree falling onto the officer in Ridgewood on Friday morning.
1:40 | 05/27/16

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We'll come on camera a police officers very close call in New Jersey look at that. He sighed as that tree came crashing down on camp. Dash cam video caught those remarkable moments of that officer is now out of a hospital fortunately Eyewitness News reporter Marcus almost live in the ring would would more on this story Marcus. David was the officer's name Douglas favor he fights crime is a police officer he fights fires as a firefighter but today. He was done in by mother nature and gravity this is that video from his dash was dashed can. That shows the officer responding to all branches down on Greenwood lake turnpike. But as the officer tries to clear the road there is in war and a larger tree comes crashing down that 32 year old officer runs as fast as you can. But he's knocked down by those falling branches Faber needs thirteen stitches to the head he broke his wrist when it hit the guardrail and the pavement. The seven and a half year veteran of the force was tended to by another officer on the scene until an ambulance took him to the hospital. When woods police chief was concerned about it when he got the call is would imagine that you couldn't quite believe what he saw on that video. I think use very fortunate I'm very fortune you know I really. Glad my men are safe and I'm always concerned about their safety so. It's delivered about how you look at the student Alia as he was a couple seconds one where the other could've been. A lot worse. Officer favor a little too modest a little too banged up to speak on camera but we did talk to on the phone and you'll hear from him. Coming up a little bit later on at 530 for now we're live in ring would Marcus I was channel seven. Eyewitness News.

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