The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) shared dash cam video from a trooper’s rear-end crash with big rig last week.
The crash occurred on Wednesday, December 15, on I-70 near downtown Columbus, Ohio.
A trooper with Ohio State Highway Patrol is hospitalized after a serious crash on I-70 West.
— Ciara Lucas (@CiaraVLucas) December 15, 2021
Twenty-five year old Trooper Jarid Fitzpatrick was operating an OSHP cruiser in the westbound lanes of the interstate when he crashed into the rear of a semi truck driven by 58 year old Ohio-based driver Thomas Ervin.
Fitzpatrick survived with serious injuries. Ervin wasn’t hurt.
OSHP later said that they believed that the truck’s rear impact guard helped save Fitzpatrick’s life.
In the dash cam clip, you can see Fitzpatrick approaching the rear of the truck at a high rate of speed, appearing not to slow before slamming into the trailer.
Last week, OSHP said that Fitzpatrick was not on a call when the crash occurred. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
You can view the dash cam video below.