Close call for Lufkin officers, stranded driver

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Two officers and a man they were helping managed to avoid disaster on a Lufkin road. (KTRK)

Two Lufkin police officers and a driver who ran off the road are thanking their lucky stars that they're alive today after a close call with a big rig.

It happened on Monday, as two Lufkin officers were waiting for a tow truck with a man who had driven off the road. Officers' dash cam video captured the terrifying seconds that the part of the rig started coming right at them.

The two officers and the stranded driver were able to run out of the way and into safety.

According to police, the rig driver's brakes locked up.

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