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VIDEO: Driver almost runs over Colorado trooper

Posted: 12:36 PM, Mar 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-31 05:57:14-04

A half-second of time was just enough to save a Colorado State Patrol trooper's life.

Video shows the trooper investigating a crash on March 18, while standing along Highway 36 in Superior, Colorado.

As he walks around near the crash scene, a driver comes up quickly in the lane closest to the shoulder.

The trooper jumps at the exact time the driver swerves to miss him, avoiding what could have been a tragedy.

CSP released the video to remind drivers to slow down and switch lanes when they see a crash.

"The driver has not been found but we hope she (and everyone that watches) will remember that lives can change -or be lost- in an instant," troopers wrote on Facebook .

CSP added that with snow, ice and rain this time of year, safe driving is crucial.