That One Time I Was Almost Hit by a Car in a Police Chase
In case you missed it, there was a giant police chase in Missoula this morning! Of course I didn't know that before leaving my apartment by Big Dipper and heading to my brother Sean's house in East Missoula.
On my way to his house I kept noticing police officers on the side of the freeway. After the third police car, I even mentioned it to my mother who I was talking to on bluetooth.
When I finally pulled off the freeway at the East Missoula exit, I noticed another cop blocking the entrance up the road to the I-90 W. Not thinking anything of it, I made a left hand turn. That's when it happened, one second there was no one on the road but me and the cop up ahead and then in the next moment a giant truck was coming right at me head on.
I made a quick decision to pull over to the right side of the road. My decision was made right in time because as soon as I pulled over, the truck sped past me, followed closely by 10-15 cop cars. To say they were speeding is a major understatement.
I remember looking in my rearview mirror and seeing one of the crooks in the trucks holding something out the window but I couldn't make out what it was at the time.
Sean and I drove into town 20 minutes later and came upon the scene outside of our church, Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church. From what we heard, no police officers or pedestrians were injured.
We got a close up look at the truck though and it was completely wrecked. We were so surprised that it got as far as it did with four completely busted tires.
It wasn't until after the chase and the news report that we found out that the people in the truck had a gun and that that was what they were probably holding out the window. You can bet that I won't be telling my mother this bit of information. She wouldn't sleep for a month!
I'm just glad that no one was hurt today and I'm thankful for the Missoula Police Department and our boys in blue!
For more information on the chase, check out KPAX's coverage HERE!