Dash Cam: Close Call As Tractor-Trailer Sideswipes Police Cruiser And Flees The Scene

Erie County, Ohio – The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is asking for your help to locate or identify a commercial vehicle that sideswiped a cruiser and then sped away from the scene on the Ohio Turnpike early Thursday morning. According to a press release, the vehicle involved is a white Volvo hauling a white box trailer.

Dash cam video revealed the trailer has a wind faring, which spans the entire length of the trailer along with a black placard displayed on the passenger side and rear doors.

Here is a news report from Fox8.com about the incident.

In the footage you will see a trooper stopped on the side of the road with the cruiser overhead lights activated. A tractor-trailer then strikes the side of the cruiser as he trooper was assisting a motorist with a tire change. The incident occurred on the Ohio Turnpike westbound at mile post 122 in Erie County at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

The trooper was inside the cruiser but was not injured. The cruiser sustained damage to the left front, including the wheel and tire. The damage prevented the trooper from pursuing the vehicle.

Anyone with information on locating and identifying the commercial vehicle is asked to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol Milan Post at 419-499-4808 or #677.

Video courtesy of Fox8.com and The Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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