The trooper was performing a “slow-down” maneuver on the interstate when he struck the truck.
After a collision with a Utah trooper that resulted in a citation, a trucking company has released dash cam video of the crash in hopes of telling their side of the story.
The crash occurred on Friday, May 17, on I-15 in Utah, according to KUTV.
According to the report, PackageRunner Transport truck driver Roland Terry was traveling on the interstate when he came across a trooper conducting a “slow-down” maneuver — a law enforcement technique designed to slow down traffic by having a police cruiser with lights activated zig zag across lane of the roadway.
While the trooper was conducting the maneuver, a red car tried to pass the trooper on the right, causing confusion as the trooper tried to maneuver to block the vehicle. Seconds later, the trooper swerved left back into Terry’s lane and struck his truck. A third vehicle then collided with Terry’s truck.
Terry was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) maintained that Terry was at fault even after seeing his dash cam video. UHP Sgt. Nick Street said, “He didn’t stay back the 500 feet. The trooper had made clear his intentions to slow down the entire interstate for a course of over one mile that the slow-down was going.”
PackageRunner says that after seeing the dash cam, they stand by Terry. Terry is still employed by the company.
Terry stated, “I want them to know the whole truth. It was not my fault.”
You can view the dash cam video below.