Police Car hits tree video screen cap

Law enforcement officers face perils most of us never have to worry ourselves with. Between irate drivers, armed criminals and the tangle that is the U.S. justice system, it's a wonder anyone willingly volunteers to protect and serve. Still, we doubt many officers have had to face off against an attacking tree. That's exactly what happened as one police officer was driving through Mission, Kansas. The cruiser's dash camera caught the action as a massive limb came crashing down onto the road just as the patrol car passed underneath.

Fortunately, the policeman wasn't harmed in the resulting collision, though the cruiser in question required substantial body work, including a new windshield. Hit the jump to check out the brief clip for yourself.