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Merriam police officer thankful after dangerous encounter on the road

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Merriam police corporal Seth Mullis was responding to an accident scene near Interstate 35 and North 75th Street. (Merriam Police Department) Merriam police corporal Seth Mullis was responding to an accident scene near Interstate 35 and North 75th Street. (Merriam Police Department)
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A Merriam police officer is thankful to be okay after he avoided a potentially deadly accident in July. 

Merriam police corporal Seth Mullis was responding to an accident scene near Interstate 35 and North 75th Street. 

Then, another car came flying into the scene. 

“Next thing I know, this vehicle is coming towards me,” Mullis said. “I can’t tell, it takes a little bit for those wheels to catch the pavement to know whether it’s going to go right or it’s going to go left. I couldn’t make that judgment call, so I decided to go straight up and it ended up working out.” 

The individual who nearly hit Mullis was rear-ended by someone looking at the accident scene instead of the road. 

Merriam police major Darren McLaughlin said it’s a reminder for drivers to just move over, out of the way and keep driving. 

“They’re doing movements, 360 degrees around the vehicles and rendering aid to people or giving instructions,” McLaughlin said. 

Mullins told KCTV5 this is the second time he’s nearly been involved in a fatal accident. 

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