Philip Standefer dashcam video: Today Show spotlights Lubbock, Texas officer's heroic actions

A quick-thinking police officer is being hailed as a hero in Lubbock, Texas.

Early on September 10th, the officer responded to a minor car accident. 

Officer Philip Standefer was talking to a woman who had been involved in a fender bender. Out of the blue a vehicle hit a parked police cruiser.  Standefer pushed  the woman out of the way as the vehicles barreled toward them-- possibly saving her life.

The officer was hospitalized but has since been released. The woman suffered a few scrapes and bruises.

Police say the man who hit the police car was driving too fast and was drunk.