Watch huge gas explosion narrowly miss approaching police officer
A Hurst, Texas, police officer narrowly escaped serious injury or death when a house exploded in front of him after a vehicle crashed into it and struck a gas line.
A police dash cam video captured the April 7, 2018, explosion. The video was released this week after many requests to see it.
In another stroke of luck, the three people who were injured inside the home are all expected to recover, according to Time. Officers Travis Hiser and another officer on the scene, Corporal Ryan Tooker, were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, the magazine reported.
"There was definitely some divine intervention that was reaching down and slowing those vehicles down from making scene and then taking a finger and pushing me away from the house and the path that I went. Otherwise, I would have been up on the wall and it would have exploded completely into my face," Hiser told NBC 5.
The driver, Arnulfo Castro, who crashed into the house was not injured, but was arrested for traffic offenses, officials told NBC 5, a Dallas area television station.