WATCH: Nightmarish video shows motorist trapped in car surrounded by bees
Published 30/09/2015 | 17:09
People with a fear of bees or wasps may not want to watch this.
Millions of honey bees let loose on an Oklahoma road yesterday, after the truck they were being carried in overturned.
Police arrived on the scene, and were instantly surrounded by the buzzing insects.
Local TV stations reported that dozens of crates containing bees were scattered along the road's exit ramp.
An image released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol showed a Garvin County sheriff's department vehicle completely covered in bees.
Remarkably Sheriff Larry Rhodes told the Daily Oklahoman newspaper that the deputy driving the vehicle suffered only one bee sting in the incident.
Others were not as lucky.
"I got stung on the lip, on the end of the nose, mouth, the side of the eye and then the back," said local man Scott Woods, who heroically pulled the driver out of the truck.
Beekeepers worked until dark to recapture as many of the bees as possible.
As night fell, the remaining crates were set on fire to prevent the insects from swarming people.