Terrifying Rollover Crash Captured on Dashcam Video, Off-Duty Detective Helps Save Driver
BROOKSVILLE – A rollover crash happened right in front of an off-duty Brooksville Police Detective, and the terrifying incident was captured on dashcam video.
According to reports, Detective Tracey Schofield was traveling eastbound on Cortez Blvd at Buck Hope Road, when he witnessed a PT Cruiser clip the rear of an SUV. As a result, the SUV overturned several times before coming to rest on the passenger side.
Scholfield, who was off-duty at the time, climbed on top of the vehicle to help support the victim, due to the seatbelt being wrapped around his neck.
Deputy Spooner of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in rescuing the driver from the vehicle.
Scholfield tells RNRF, “. . . This was a team effort with many hands helping out. I just happened to be the first on scene.” Scholfield says the victim has some broken bones but that he believe she will be okay.
The at fault driver, 20-year-old Jake Austin James Middlebrook was cited for careless driving.
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