A police officer was trying to catch a speeding driver when he slammed into another car that pulled out in front of him -- and it was all caught on the officer's dashboard camera.

Dallas police officer Luis Ceron's car flew off the road into a wooded area. It clipped several trees before coming to a stop.

"It looked like a bumpy ride at the end of it," said Doug Sisk, a police spokesman.

Sisk says the officer is out of the hospital but is still recovering from his injuries. The other motorist was uninjured.

Investigators in the Duncanville area of Dallas say that from the looks of it, their officer followed proper protocol, but that doesn't make the footage any less dramatic.