Lucky cop gets out of the way from car 3 seconds before it's smashed by a van

A Colorado state trooper pulled a speeding driver over on the more dangerous, left side of a highway in Denver. After getting out of his patrol car to tell the driver they were going about 13mph over the speed limit, he tells the driver he'll be right back.

Three seconds after he walks away, a van plows into the car, which most likely would have killed the cop if it wasn't for his fortuitous timing. Fortunately, as dramatic as the crash looked, nobody was seriously injured, according to KDVR, and although the van got a ticket for careless driving, the driver of the first car had his ticket dropped.