This routine traffic stop turned out to be anything but.

Centerville, Iowa police officer Jeremy Veach miraculously avoided serious injuries when a tree fell on him after he pulled over a car.

The footage was captured by Veach's dash cam.

The driver Veach stopped was also not hurt and did not get a ticket.

Veach says he knows he's lucky. “I was picking tree bark out of my hair — it was in my ears. It could have been a lot worse than it was.”

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