Video shows Kansas trooper nearly hit by semi during traffic stop

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WICHITA, Kan. -- The Kansas Highway Patrol posted a powerful reminder that demonstrates why they need the "Move Over" law.

The video in the player above shows what one trooper experienced a few years back in Wichita. The trooper posted it to Facebook on thursday.

A trooper had just pulled over a semi when seconds later another semi crosses into the shoulder.

Luckily the trooper escaped any serious injuries.

Motorists in Kansas and Missouri by law are supposed to move over when approaching emergency vehicles displaying flashing lights, including tow trucks.