Dash cam footage from trooper’s vehicle shows the moment she drives into the path of a wrong-way drunk driver and saves runners’ lives
A state trooper is now home recovering from what could have been a fatal crash. Her response prevented the driver from slamming into a 10K race, which was taking place nearby. Dash cam footage from her vehicle shows the moment of impact. Because she risked her life, those who were in the race lived. Luckily she survived.
On Monday officials released dash cam footage from Florida Highway Patrol Master Trooper Toni Schuck’s vehicle that showed her driving into the path of a drunk driver.
Her response prevented the driver from slamming into a 10K race, which was taking place nearby.
Per reports, this unfortunate accident took place Sunday around 8:45 a.m. on I-275 in Florida.
A portion of the road was closed for the Armed Forces Skyway 10K Race on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. However, a driver, now identified as 52-year-old Kay Watts ignored several signs and barricades.
Two troopers attempted to block Watts using their cruisers, but their attempt was unsuccessful, and she continued to drive at a high rate of speed towards the section of the road that was closed for the race.
“Trooper Schuck responded and drove her vehicle directly into the path of the oncoming drunk driver,” the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles wrote.
Dash cam footage from her vehicle shows the moment of impact. Because she risked her life, those who were in the race lived.
Luckily she survived. She and Watts were transported to a hospital with serious injuries. Both have since been discharged.
Not only are officials praising Schuck’s brave response, but her heroic actions have been commended by many online.
Watts has been charged with DUI serious injury, two counts of reckless driving damage to person or property, and two counts of DUI damage to property or person of another.