The Hubbard, Ohio, Police Department has released dash cam video that began as the pursuit of a wrong-way truck and ended as a rescue mission.
From the Hubbard Police Department:
“On October 17th at approximately 11:40 pm, Sergeant Haynie was stationary at Main and Erie Streets monitoring traffic. He observed a tractor trailer traveling South on North Main that was completely left of center and operating in the curb lane for Northbound traffic. Sgt,. Haynie attempted to stop the truck but it failed to yield for his lights and siren. After observing the behavior of the driver and the low speeds involved, Sgt. Haynie requested that an ambulance be summoned as he deduced that the drivers failure to yield may be for medical reasons. The truck appeared to Sgt. Haynie to be using the curb as a guide as it continued Southbound in the wrong lanes of travel on North Main Street. It struck one pole near Grille 29 and somewhat came to rest in front of OM Yoga near the square. The truck was hung up on the street signs, as it appeared to toggle between going forward a few feet and then back a few feet as if trying to free itself from the signage. Ptl Banic was the first officer to get to the drivers door and boarded the steps of the still moving truck and instructed the driver to unlock the door. The semi-responsive driver did unlock the door and Officer Banic was finally able to shut the truck engine down. Our Officers were able to safely remove the driver without incident or injury where he was subsequently transported by Life Fleet Ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of an undetermined condition. Hubbard Police are grateful that our officers were able to safely conclude this incident without significant injury to persons or property. Well done Sgt. Haynie and Officer Banic!”