June 17, 2021

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Iowa State Patrol video shows cruisers smashed in massive 40-vehicle pileup

The Iowa State Patrol on Friday released new video of the miles-long crash on Interstate 80 that happened on Feb. 4.The patrol said approximately 40 vehicles were involved in the crash between Colfax and Newton in the eastbound lanes.The Newton Fire Department said one person was trapped in their vehicle and had to be taken to a Des Moines hospital due to the crash. There were several other minor injuries, but none of those people needed to go to the hospital during the blizzard.Two Iowa State Patrol vehicles were involved in the crash. Video released Friday shows one of the patrol cars struck from behind by a semitruck. Then the patrol car is struck by a second semitruck. A final impact happens when a tanker-trailer rolls onto the patrol car. The Iowa State Patrol says there were no fatalities during the pileup. “Somebody, someone, angels–whatever you want to say. They were out there that day watching out for everybody,” said Jave Colburn, a senior trooper with the Iowa State Patrol. His patrol car is one of the ones damaged by the wreck. The video released by the Iowa State Patrol comes from Trooper Colburn’s dash cameras. Trooper Colburn can still vividly recall the pileup that day. Not more than a minute after he left his patrol car to help drivers, his vehicle was hit by a semi-truck. It was the first of at least five times he recalls his vehicle being struck. Trooper Colburn says not once in those moments did he think about his own life. His mind was solely on rescuing the drivers and passengers in need. A family says one of their loved ones is alive thanks to the quick efforts of the many first responders from different jurisdictions who helped out at the pileup. The Fridley family tells KCCI Micheal Fridley is recovering in a hospital more than a week after being in the massive wreck. The family says his car had to be torn apart to remove him.You can read their statement below: “We are very thankful for Micheal surviving the accident that happened. It is very amazing and we are extremely grateful that he is doing so well under these circumstances and recovery from the injuries he sustained. It’s going to be a long road to recovery but we are taking little steps at a time. We do not blame anyone or any occupation for the cause of this accident. It was strictly a winter weather accident with no one to blame. We would like to thank all the first responders for frantically working to rescue Micheal out of his vehicle, without them he wouldn’t be where he is today. Thank you to everyone for all the good wishes and prayers, our family would like to send our prayers out to Dallas Fort Worth and all of their families. If anyone would like to follow Micheal’s story and recovery we post daily on his CaringBridge page. Thank you again for all the thoughts and prayers, our family is greatly appreciative for it.”

The Iowa State Patrol on Friday released new video of the miles-long crash on Interstate 80 that happened on Feb. 4.

The patrol said approximately 40 vehicles were involved in the crash between Colfax and Newton in the eastbound lanes.

The Newton Fire Department said one person was trapped in their vehicle and had to be taken to a Des Moines hospital due to the crash. There were several other minor injuries, but none of those people needed to go to the hospital during the blizzard.

Two Iowa State Patrol vehicles were involved in the crash. Video released Friday shows one of the patrol cars struck from behind by a semitruck. Then the patrol car is struck by a second semitruck. A final impact happens when a tanker-trailer rolls onto the patrol car.

The Iowa State Patrol says there were no fatalities during the pileup.

“Somebody, someone, angels–whatever you want to say. They were out there that day watching out for everybody,” said Jave Colburn, a senior trooper with the Iowa State Patrol. His patrol car is one of the ones damaged by the wreck. The video released by the Iowa State Patrol comes from Trooper Colburn’s dash cameras.

Trooper Colburn can still vividly recall the pileup that day. Not more than a minute after he left his patrol car to help drivers, his vehicle was hit by a semi-truck. It was the first of at least five times he recalls his vehicle being struck.

Trooper Colburn says not once in those moments did he think about his own life. His mind was solely on rescuing the drivers and passengers in need.

A family says one of their loved ones is alive thanks to the quick efforts of the many first responders from different jurisdictions who helped out at the pileup.

The Fridley family tells KCCI Micheal Fridley is recovering in a hospital more than a week after being in the massive wreck. The family says his car had to be torn apart to remove him.

You can read their statement below:

“We are very thankful for Micheal surviving the accident that happened. It is very amazing and we are extremely grateful that he is doing so well under these circumstances and recovery from the injuries he sustained. It’s going to be a long road to recovery but we are taking little steps at a time. We do not blame anyone or any occupation for the cause of this accident. It was strictly a winter weather accident with no one to blame. We would like to thank all the first responders for frantically working to rescue Micheal out of his vehicle, without them he wouldn’t be where he is today. Thank you to everyone for all the good wishes and prayers, our family would like to send our prayers out to Dallas Fort Worth and all of their families. If anyone would like to follow Micheal’s story and recovery we post daily on his CaringBridge page. Thank you again for all the thoughts and prayers, our family is greatly appreciative for it.”