An Ocala, FL, police sergeant is recovering from injuries he suffered when his patrol vehicle was struck head-on in an intentional ramming attack in late August.
Sgt. Ron Malone spent 17 days in the hospital, including time in the ICU, with tears in his knee and shoulder, a hip injury, and seven broken ribs, WFTV reports.
The impact killed the hit-and-run suspect who rammed Malone’s SUV and earlier struck and fatally injured a pedestrian.
“I think the way my wheels were placed and the way I parked and the way I’m trained at the department that was a critical part of me making it,” he said.
Malone believes God saved him that night for a reason.
“I ask myself that. What is the reason? And I’m not going to be able to answer that, but whatever it is you can rest assured I’ll give it 100%. I’m here,” Malone said.