Moment police officer hit by car while helping driver on Iowa motorway

Police in the US have released bodycam footage from the perspective of an officer who was hit by a car on the side of a motorway.

The officer was talking to a stranded driver on a snow-covered Interstate 80 in Iowa when a car entered into the strip where he was standing and hit him.

He was taken to hospital, but only suffered bruises to his right arm, according to Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

Following the incident, police have appealed to all motorists to “slow down” when they see flashing lights and to “use caution in winter driving situations.”