LIMA, Ohio — A video shared by the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows how dangerous iced over bridges and overpasses can be for drivers.
Dashcam video from a semitruck caught the dangerous crash on Interstate 75 in Allen County. The crash happened in the northbound lanes in November, 2018.
The driver of a pickup truck lost control while passing the semi, crossed the right lane slamming into a guardrail and collided with the semi. Even more scary — the semi jackknifed and pushed the pickup into a third vehicle that was disabled on the side of the interstate.
That vehicle was surrounded by at least three people who were standing outside the disabled car.
No one was seriously injured in the accident.
Watch the video below:
This video from @OSHP is scary, but it demonstrates a few important things: One, bridges and overpasses freeze faster and can remain icier longer than the rest of the roadway. And two, do not stand outside a disabled vehicle on the roadside while waiting for help. #SaferOhio pic.twitter.com/vx57okMwUH
— ODOT NW Ohio (@ODOT_NWOhio) January 31, 2019
The video was shared on social media by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 1 which serves northwest Ohio.
According to ODOT, the video demonstrates that bridges and overpasses freeze faster and that ice remains on the roadway longer.
The agency also urges drivers to never stand outside a disabled vehicle while waiting for help.
“Remain inside it if possible. It's the safest place to wait for help. You'll see why when you watch,” the agency said via a Facebook post.