Imagine seeing seeing thousands of bees swarm a patrol car, trapping you inside of it. That’s what happened to a sheriff’s deputy who was driving on an Oklahoma state highway after a semi-truck carrying the honeybees overturned.
Fox 23 News reports on September 30 that the bees swarmed the patrol car after they were unleashed from their containers inside the semi. The truck was traveling on Interstate 35 in Garvin County when the event took place. The driver was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital.
Facebook had photos of the incident that showed the bees swarm the patrol car, some of which are seen in the video above. The swaths of bees covered officer vehicles at the accident scene. Beekeepers were called in to get control of the insects. Officials had to set a number of crates on fire Tuesday night in order “to keep them from swarming people.”
One deputy — Carl Zink of the Garvin County Sheriff’s Department — was trapped inside his patrol cruiser, but was stung only once. For other drivers on the road, seeing a swarm of bees on a patrol car had to be a scary sight. Luckily, no serious injuries happened in this accident.