A Kentucky police cruiser’s dashboard camera captured the entire episode of a car hitting black ice, skidding and striking the front of the vehicle.
Park Hills Police Lt. Richard Webster explained what happened in the dramatic video in a Facebook Post on Monday, January 15, 2018. Webster was assisting another agency on a call of a vehicle sliding off the road in wintry conditions. That vehicle was about 100 feet off the Route 8 roadway in Kentucky.
Webster was returning to the police cruiser when the videotaped accident occurred.
“In my opinion had they not hit my police unit, this vehicle could have hit the telephone pole or rolled down the embankment,” he wrote in the post. “The driver could have been seriously injured. So even though my unit is damaged and can be repaired there was thankfully NO physical injury to the driver.”
Winter weather turned travel treacherous across the South, according to The Associate Press, shutting down interstates in Louisiana, causing highway crashes in Kentucky and closing airport runways in Texas as snow turned the red clay white and prompted schools to close across the region.