Dash Cam Video Shows Crashes In Highway 75 Oil Spill


Thursday, April 16th 2015, 11:38 pm
By: News On 6


Dash cam footage from a Tulsa Police patrol car shows a wild scene caused by a fluid spill along Highway 75.

It's hard to believe no one was badly injured during the chaos, especially the officer who was on the radio trying to get help when a white truck crashed into him.

"I need cars out here as soon as they can, everyone is crashing," he radioed to officers.

Officer Tim O'Keefe watched the video and said, "He's in a very bad position. He doesn't have a lot of choices and there is nowhere for him to go."

Osage SkyNews 6 HD flew over the 12-vehicle pileup where the patrol car was stuck in the center.

Trucks and cars piled up on either side of Highway 75 as they all lost control when they drove over hydraulic fluid.

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"You can start to see some of the liquid on the roadway," O'Keefe pointed out on the video.

The footage shows the officer is driving north in the middle lane of Highway 75 when, all of a sudden, the car in front of him loses control and spins around in a circle.

The officer's car does the very same thing and ends up facing the opposite direction as vehicles traveling 60 miles per hour head right at him.

"There was just no way for him to stop, and he came to a stop and at that point you are at the mercy of everyone coming around that blind corner," said O'Keefe.

The officer gets back on his radio and says there is something slick on the highway. Seconds later, a white truck pulling a trailer filled with equipment slams into him.

"It's a heck of a ride if you don't hit anything, but you see this truck coming at him, it hurts," O'Keefe said.

The officer was hit by even more vehicles after that, and eventually got out of his patrol car to check on the other drivers.

The officer involved wasn't injured, only sore after that impact. His car on the other hand was totaled.