Tulsa Police Officers Recovering After Dump Truck Smashes Car

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 5:50 pm
By: News On 6

Two police officers are recovering after a dump truck crushed their car on Highway 169.

"Yeah, we're very lucky that we don't have someone dead today. Yeah, we're very lucky we're not planning a police funeral right now," said Sergeant Stephen Boyes, Tulsa Police.

An unmarked Tulsa police car was badly damaged after it was smashed by a dump truck. Police say the car carrying an on duty and an off-duty officer was headed south on Highway 169 when traffic started to slow because of construction.

"When the officer, she noticed the dump truck behind her was not going to be able to stop in time, she began to take an evasive maneuver into the inside lane, unfortunately the dump truck made the same evasive maneuver," Boyes said.

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The dump truck went smashing into the car, spinning it around and pinning it up on the concrete median. Firefighters rushed to get both officers out of the crushed car and into the ambulance.

"They were both conscious and talking when they left the scene," the sergeant said.

A good sign, as responding officers try to carry on with their jobs - helping two of their own being treated for injuries.

Police say the truck driver was cited for improper speed in the traffic conditions. They tell us both officers are banged up pretty badly but are expected to make a full recovery.