HURST (CBSDFW.COM) – The Hurst police officer who was blown back by a house explosion as he walked up to it is recounting that terrifying day.
Officer Travis Hiser says he was responding to a call of a vehicle hitting a house in Hurst last Saturday.READ MORE: Texans Feeling Pain At The Pump As The Average Statewide Gas Price Shoots Above $3
Once he arrived, he found the truck, and, as he walked up to the house, the home blew to pieces.
It turns out the truck hit and severed a gas line during the impact.
“I did feel a giant wave of heat push over my right side. I could see a lot of orange and flames before I shut my eyes,” said Officer Hiser.
Inside the home were a mother, father, and son. The mother was last listed in critical condition.
The driver of the truck was not hurt and subsequently arrested for driving without a license.
Hiser was taken to a nearby hospital where he was quickly examined and miraculously suffered nothing more than just minor injuries.
“I had a headache that was pretty bad, and my ears were ringing,” he said.
Now he is just thankful to be alive, and convinced he had a guardian angel on his side that day.MORE NEWS: After Timberview Shooting, Parents Prepare To Attend Safety & Security Town Hall With Mansfield ISD
“Everyone who has watched the video and have heard about it have definitely said there were other forces at play that night,” said Hiser.