VIDEO: Truck driver caputures video of horrific rollover crash near Benson

Posted at 3:00 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 20:54:44-04

Footage from a truck driver's dashboard camera captured video of a rollover crash in Cochise County.

The incident occurred in the early afternoon on Wednesday when a green Ford passenger car swerved to avoid a mattress in the left lane on Interstate 10 near Benson.

The driver, Briana Disaia of Texas, attempted to correct herself, but lost control of her car and hit a commercial vehicle. After striking the side of the mountain, her car rolled over and ended in the center of the road.

See the entire scene unfold in the video player above.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the accident may have been avoided if Disaia hadn’t been following the truck ahead of her too closely.

Disaia had her seatbelt on and was able to get herself and her cat out of the vehicle.

"I can't believe no one was hurt," Disaia said. "I'm definitely very thankful to have been wearing my seat belt and that my cat was ok."

The two major takeaways from this incident, according to DPS Captain Dean Chase, are to "give adequate following distanc" and that "seat belts do save lives."

Authorities recommend providing a three-second gap between you and the car in front of you when traveling at 55 miles per hour, and that time should increase in relation to your speed.