A rural Missouri fire department shared “absolutely crazy” dash cam video from a close call on I-44.
The video was captured on March 11, 2022, in Doolittle, Missouri.
The Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District explains the circumstances leading up to the events caught on dash cam:
This morning at 05:23 AM, DRFPD was dispatched to the 173 westbound I-44 for a motor vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer and a passenger car with the roadway blocked. Brush 6618 and Utility 6619 responded. Before units could arrive on scene of the initial crash, they located 3 tractor trailers that had rear ended one another on the bridge. This hampered our ability to reach the initial scene. After checking for injuries, crews had to walk approximately 1/4 of a mile to investigate the first crash. Units arrived on scene and located a tractor trailer blocking both westbound lanes and a passenger car into the guardrail. All occupants had self extricated. The vehicles were checked for hazards. While on scene of the crashes westbound, our crews witnessed 3 other separate crashes on the eastbound bridge. Both eastbound lanes were eventually shut down due to bridge conditions and crashes. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in these crashes.In total, 4 tractor trailers and 4 passenger cars were involved. Units remained on scene for almost 4 hours assisting the highway patrol.
Doolittle firefighters later discovered and shared dash cam video from a driver involved in the incident. “This driver displayed some sharp driving skills! We were made aware that there was dash-cam footage from this morning’s crash at the 173 mile marker floating around on TikTok. This shows how quickly things can happen. Absolutely crazy!” they said.
You can view the TikTok video from user fluffybeastmode below.