Tweeted photo from Phil Kane of the collision scene

An Ottawa police officer was conducting a traffic stop Wednesday morning when their unmarked cruiser was rammed from behind by a five-ton truck.

The officer, whose identity was not released, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and later released after the crash on West Hunt Club Road at Cleopatra Drive at about 10 a.m.

The officer had just gotten back in the cruiser, which was stopped in the right turning lane with emergency lights flashing, to write a report when the truck struck it as the driver changed lanes to turn right.

The cruiser’s rear end was crumpled to the smashed back windshield, the lid was an accordion and the front bumper sheared off where it, in turn, struck the Acura the officer had apparently pulled over.

The trucker was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act, Const. Phil Kane of the traffic section reported, adding #SlowDownMoveOver.

“Although speed appeared to be a factor in this instance, it is a good reminder to slow down and move over when you see emergency vehicles or tow trucks,” police said in a news release. “Where there are vehicles pulled over, there are also people who want to go home safely.”

Source: Ottawa Sun