Dash cam video of fiery crash in midtown Tulsa

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Updated: 2/19 10:41 pm Published: 2/19 10:09 pm

TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa police officer risked his life to save a teenage boy from a burning car.

Edison High School senior Zack Whitney was with four other friends on Feb. 8, when the driver lost control of the car.

"I thought I was going to die, honestly. I accepted death. It was just bad, really bad," said Whitney.

"He tried to switch lanes and everything went downhill and we shot the curb and knocked over the light post and everything went downhill."

As the engine burst into flames, four of the teens were able to get out of the car but Whitney, who had been in middle of the back seat, couldn't move. He had four broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a fractured lower back.

"'I'm going to die.' That's all I could think," said Whitney.

That's when Officer Clayton Hicks pulled Whitney from the burning car.

"As they were pulling me out I just saw the whole car up in flames and I still have flashbacks to it," Whitney said.

Whitney said if it wasn't for Hicks' heroic actions, he knows he wouldn't have survived.

"Officer Hicks, thank you so very much for being there. I don't know how to express how grateful I am for what you did," Whitney said.

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Mayor Maynot - 2/22/2014 5:26 PM
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U of M #: ~]] Everybody has a slant. E tu

Unwashed Mass - 2/20/2014 11:06 AM
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It's interesting TPD cites all sort of privacy concerns and says they wont release video of "an investigation" when that video might be critical of them, but when they want to bang their own drum its a different story. Remember this.

Unwashed Mass - 2/20/2014 11:02 AM
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They are still milking this 2-week old accident. Just do like the Sheriff's department and give yourselves medals (like they did when they were shooting library patrons).

Mayor Maynot - 2/20/2014 1:15 AM
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All kinds of reports on the scanner last night. One report was line down in creek. Another was fire on top of pole behind Burger King by WalMart.
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