In August 2017 a deadly Interstate 40 multi vehicle crash occurred near Douglas Boulevard outside of Midwest City. Reports state that a big rig, 18 wheeler truck and a Mercedes Benz car were stopped in traffic side by side. A Ford F150 pickup truck driven by 60-year-old James D. Roberts attempted to slow down but could not stop in time. The Ford truck hit the Mercedes and then swerved into the 18 wheeler, big rig truck. Sadly, Roberts was pinned for about 30 minutes and dead in the crash.
While there are a number of aerial photos of this car and truck accident there was no live video footage. This is a car accident that will likely be taped by drones in the near future. In many states throughout the USA drones are being used to investigate car crashes but you can rest assured they are going to tape during the highly trafficked areas of Oklahoma City and other metropolitan areas.
One has to wonder if the 2007 Ford F150 driven by Mr. Roberts had tires that were up to inspection. In most states, tires must have 3/32 tread or more to pass inspection. Some states are at 2/32 which is extremely dangerous. While used Ford pickup trucks are not considered dangerous, they can be if they have not been maintained properly. Please understand that Ford is not to be blamed for this accident as it is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to make certain it is up to inspection.
There is also the possibility that the driver was not paying attention which caused him to not be able to stop quickly enough. Once again, if drones were video taping this footage, it would be easier to understand the exact cause of this accident.