Dash Cam Video: Tulsa Police Release Footage Of Patrol Unit Crash
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police have released dash cam footage of an officer-involved collision after News On 6 filed a request under the Open Records Act.
The video, released on Thursday, shows the moment of impact when another vehicle turns left into the patrol vehicle, which has its lights and sirens engaged as it makes its way down North Lewis Avenue.
A camera-in-camera feature on the video shows the front impact as well as the passenger-side impact from the inside. The police SUV spun and took out a utility pole in the collision. Part of the pole crashed down on the SUV, breaking the glass out of the vehicle.
The officer's first words after the crash were him calling out to his K9 partner to make sure he was OK.
Neither the officer nor his K9 partner were injured. The K9 ran from the vehicle when it crashed, but the officer was able to locate him.
Police provided nearly 6 minutes of footage from Tuesday, but as the vehicles crash and glass flies, the screen goes red, then blurry from the damage. Sound remains intact.
Watch the video attached to this story.