Seattle cops mocked ‘dumbf*ck’ jogger hit by semi truck

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 17:52 EDT
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Dashcam video obtained by a Seattle man reveals that police were mocking him in the moments after he was nearly killed by a semi truck. Tim Nelson was struck by the truck while he was jogging on the east end of the West Seattle low bridge in October. He suffered a broken back, six cracked ribs, and a fractured skull.

“They say he flew up in the air and landed on his noggin,” one officer can be heard saying in the video.

“Hey, that ain’t my problem,” responds a second officer.

“That’s why you drive a car!” the first one jokes.

“Yeah, don’t try to jog to work, you dumbfuck,” the other responds.

The officers also mocked the foreign accent of the truck driver.

“I was near-death and this is the best I can get out of this cop? And all he did was walk around with a chip on his shoulder,” Nelson said. “The city and the state had begged all of us – particularly from West Seattle – not to drive if we could help it. For some reason, I did what they asked and that’s what I got.”

Watch video, courtesy of Komo 4 News, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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