MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — A Utah Highway Patrol official says an investigation is underway after video shows one of its patrol cars driving into traffic.
The incident occurred over the holiday weekend on Trapper’s Loop in Morgan County.
In dashcam video posted to Facebook by Derek Wolthoff, a trooper is seen slowing down and slightly moving to their right in order to turn on the road. However, the UHP vehicle immediately begins the left turn without checking first on the traffic moving in the same direction.
The vehicle behind the trooper, presumably driven by Wolthoff, smashed into the UHP car, which then forces a pickup truck hauling a boat to swerve off the road and jackknife into a road barrier.
Following the accident, UHP posted a warning on its Facebook page for drivers to slow down and heed emergency lights, but Wolthoff’s video appears to show no time for him, or anyone else, to slow before the trooper made their turn.
“So grateful for all of my race experience to save our lives. It happens in a blink of an eye. Everyone walked away without injury. I literally have no idea what that officer was thinking,” wrote Wolthoff.
A UHP spokesperson told FOX 13 that an outside agency is investigating the incident while they also perform their own internal review.
(A previous version of this story referenced a social media post that was inadvertently attributed to the Utah Highway Patrol, when it was, in fact, posted by the Mountain Green Fire Protection District. That post was the one that has been removed.)
Dramatic video footage shows a Michigan cop running toward the flaming wreckage of a car – then pulling the dazed driver to safety.
Harper Woods Officer Luke Pauly’s bodycam footage shows him speeding to the near a massive crash on Interstate 94 outside Detroit last Sunday.
Flames blaze and smoke pours from a car in the distance while traffic is at a standstill.
Pauly, 30, then sprints towards the engulfed car as skid marks, twisted metal and debris from the crash are seen scattered across the highway and its shoulder. People along the highway tell Pauly someone’s in a car that apparently flipped in the crash.
“He’s in the car?” Pauly is heard asking bystanders as scorching fire is seen in the distance.
When he gets to the car, a man is seen on the passenger side, reaching over the window to clutch the door handle on the outside. The man was the driver, who Pauly told WDIV may have ended up in the passenger seat by force of the impact.
He was apparently fighting off passing out to try to get away from the blaze as it grew in intensity.
In footage from the camera of another officer, Pauly is seen pulling the man from the wreck by his arms, dragging him across the pavement until he’s a safe distance from the flames. The man was coming in and out of consciousness, reports said.
“I was worried it was gonna blow up,” he told FOX 2. “I never knew that cars don’t explode so it was popping … I think it was from the tires.”
The man is recovering and no one was injured despite the severity of the accident, the station reported.
The officer told WDIV things may have turned out more grim if police arrived even a few minutes later.
“All I could think was perfect timing,” Pauly said. “Glad we got here.”
Video posted online shows someone firing a gun as a driver does doughnuts at Hennepin and Lagoon in Uptown.(FOX 9)
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Concerns over safety in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood are growing louder after a video from overnight shows people firing weapons during a car sideshow.
The video posted to Facebook shows a vehicle doing doughnuts at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Lagoon Avenue, not far from the parking ramp where Winston Smith was killed.
Minneapolis leaders, community address Uptown car sideshow concerns
Incidents of cars doing donuts in the streets of Uptown in Minneapolis and increased crime is drawing concern from Minneapolis leaders and the community.
The area has been the site of ongoing protests since Smith’s shooting along with the death of protester Deona Marie Erickson. Thursday, Minneapolis police say they are looking for suspects as a lot of people asking what can be done to make it stop.
Vehicle sideshows and street racing have been a growing problem in the city but, in addition to that, overnight it was raining bullets as some of those involved fired guns while spinning doughnuts at the intersection of Lagoon and Hennepin avenues in Uptown.
“We have had homicides occur because of reckless discharge of firearms at these particular types of events,” said Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder. “It is an extremely dangerous situation and a severe threat to public safety.”
Uptown has seen crime on the rise since Winston Smith was killed by members of a U.S. Marshals Task Force. Wednesday night was no exception as, according to police, the problems started hours before the street race and they’re the same crime they’re seeing week after week.
Those holding space at the Wince Marie Peace Garden did not want to go on camera but did say they don’t tell anyone how to protest — whether that’s gunfire, street racing, or setting fires. They did say those involved in Wednesday night’s incident are in support of the protests.
Mayor Jacob Frey says there have been over 100 arrests since the Uptown unrest began. He also says if the Minneapolis Police Department was staffed appropriately, there would be a presence that could help prevent the problems. In the meantime, he’s looking to partner with other jurisdictions.
“Are there elements of safety beyond policing, of course there are,” said Mayor Frey. “But you also need police. You need the police to be able to arrest the perpetrators of some of these crimes. And you need to make sure that those same individuals don’t get back out to continue doing the same thing that they’ve been doing.”
Councilmember Lisa Bender, who represents the Uptown area, said in a statement: “The drag racing incident in Uptown is and unfortunate example of this problem which has increased in the Twin Cities. MPD is responding to these incidents and has been setting up road barriers on weekends as a deterrent. Specific questions should be directed to the mayor’s office as the mayor has
If you thought using a drive-through car wash was pretty straightforward, think again.
A new, mega-viral TikTok shows just how wrong things can go at a car wash. It’s all thanks to a user named Samijo (@samijo_xoxo), who managed to capture the moment when a Jeep full of passengers drove straight into the drive-through car wash. The only problem? They did it without any windows or doors.
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The video shows the Jeep, with what appears to be three women inside, entering the car wash. In the background, Samijo expresses her own bewilderment.
“Oh my God, they’re letting them go,” she says. “Are they for real? They’re gonna get soaked.”
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TikTok users were almost incredulous watching the clip, and some couldn’t believe it actually happened. That is, until another TikTok user, who allegedly happened to be visiting the car wash at the same time, posted their own video of the incident.
“To the other video floating around of the Jeep pulling into the car wash, here’s our perspective,” user Nick Mendola (@nickmendola) captioned his clip.
In Mendola’s video, the camera follows the Jeep full of women as they ride through the entire car wash — enduring water canons, soap and automated squeegees.