NBC 5 Investigates has obtained dash camera video that shows a violent collision involving two deputies from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department on Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas.
The crash happened in May. According to Sheriff’s Academy records, the driver faulted in the crash report for causing the collision was a recent sheriff's academy graduate who had been on the street for less than six months. The report states he was driving with a training officer on their way to an crash scene.
The video shows the deputy racing through traffic to get to a crash. At times, the video shows the patrol car reaching speeds of 80 mph.
The car crosses over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, and as the deputy merges on to the Woodall Rogers Freeway the video shows him driving onto the shoulder to get around traffic.
At that point, he is traveling about 45 mph when another sheriff’s cruiser suddenly pulls out in front of him, causing the two cars to collide.
A few moments after the crash, you can hear someone checking to see if everyone is OK.
The crash report faults the driver who pulled out in front of the car driving on the shoulder.
The three deputies were taken to the hospital to be checked out but were not seriously hurt.
A spokeswoman for the department told NBC 5 Investigates she was trying to get more information from the traffic unit but didn't have any additional details to share or if the deputy accused of causing the crash was disciplined.
No word on how much the crash cost taxpayers, with two patrol cars damaged along with another driver's car.