SHAWNEE, Okla. – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper continues to recover after being hit by an SUV along I-40.
Last month, Trooper Jason Richardson suffered injuries to his legs and head when he was struck by an SUV as it rolled along I-40.
Richardson was responding to an accident near I-40 and Hwy 177 at the time.
As he was walking toward that accident scene along a cable barrier, Richardson was hit by an SUV that lost control and swerved into the median.
On Thursday, OHP officials released shocking dash cam footage that captured the accident on tape.
“How did he survive this?” asked Lieutenant John Vincent with Oklahoma Highway Patrol. “It’s amazing. It’s a miracle.”
Moments after the wreck, people are seen rushing from all around to aid the trooper.
As a nurse comforts Richardson, another passerby calls for an ambulance, while others help re-direct traffic.
“Those type of people are what make Oklahoma a great state,” Vincent said. “They’re there to help. They want to help. They’re in the right place at the right time, and that’s really beneficial toward the trooper in knowing that he was taken care of.”
The nurse remains anonymous, but we would certainly like to talk with her.
She was one of many calm and reassuring voices to the wounded trooper.
Listen to them come to his aide while they wait for the ambulance in the video below.
The driver of the SUV was not cited for the crash.
The investigation is ongoing, though authorities believe ice on the bridge played a factor.
OHP officials said Richardson is now rehabbing his injuries.