Newly released documents, including body camera video and 911 calls, sheds new light on a terrifying electronic cigarette explosion last month in Tempe.
DISPATCHER: ”911, what is your emergency?”
WITNESS: ”Yes we have an emergency, a girl was just run over by a truck.”
911 calls started pouring into Tempe Police on April 11. Witnesses began describing how they watched a woman jump out of her moving truck.
"She is bleeding, she got ran over by her car, she is bleeding on her leg," a 911 caller said.
Records show, Melissa Madsen, 20, was run over by her rear tire. The truck then crashed into a nearby tree.
Body camera video shows officers went to the hospital with the victim to figure out what happened.
"I was driving and then all of a sudden, it was like a firecracker right in my lap and I was like oh my God," Madsen told officers from her hospital bed.
Madsen went on to describe that the e-cigarette exploded and went up in flames as she drove.
OFFICER: "So it was sitting between your legs, or sitting on your lap?
MELISSA: "Yeah like it always does. That's where I always kept it."
MELISSA: "I let it fall on the floor [after the initial explosion] or whatever. But then my feet felt like they were going to blow up, so I just opened up the door and I just jumped out."
Madsen suffered severe burns and pelvic fractures from her accident.