WATCH: Officer’s windshield hit by debris, police looking for driver


West Jordan Police Department

WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News)- Dashcam video shows the moment a West Jordan officer’s patrol car was hit by debris after a driver hit a median sign.

“The blow could have possibly been fatal,” said Ofc. Brett Madsen of the West Jordan Police Department. “As you watch the video, you see just how violent that was.”

It happened on Tuesday at 9 p.m. as the officer was waiting to turn left on Redwood Road at 7800 South.

Police say the officer was coming to a stop when the driver of a red van, possibly a Chrysler Town and Country, hit a median indicator sign, causing it to launch through the windshield of the officer’s patrol car.

The driver did not stop at the scene, officials say.

“It could have been a lot worst,” said Madsen. “We need to keep in mind, it could have been any vehicle. That could have been you with your significant other, your child.”

Investigators are asking anyone who has seen a maroon or red Chyrsler Town and County van, 2001-2009, with damage to the left front to contact dispatch at 801-840-4000. The case number is 20H001530.

If charged, the driver could face hit and run penalties.

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