Tulsa Police: 1 Person Hospitalized After Crash Involving Unlicensed Teenage Driver

Beverly Cantrell - December 30, 2021 10:33 am

KOTV News 6

Tulsa, Oklahoma-

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash that sent one person to the hospital on Thursday morning.

According to police, the crash, which took place near East 21st Street and South 73rd East Avenue, involved a 14-year-old unlicensed driver.

Crews say the crash involved a small truck and Honda Accord.

According to police, the driver of the truck was traveling east on 21st Street and they attempted a U-turn before stopping in the middle of the road. Police say that is when a 14-year-old unlicensed driver, who was traveling in the Honda Accord at around 90 mph, hit the truck, sending it spinning.

Police say the driver of the truck was ejected from the vehicle, the truck continued spinning from the force of the crash and eventually ran over the ejected driver.

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Police say the truck’s bed landed in a yard approximately 30 yards away.

The driver of the Honda suffered a head injury and is expected to recover.

The 14-year-old unlicensed driver told police that he was late for work at McDonald’s at the time of the crash.

Several tools in the back of the truck were thrown at such a high rate of speed they were impaled into the ground.
TPD said if someone would’ve been walking by they could’ve been impaled as well so they are thankful school was out.
The 14 year old driver will likely be facing several charges. His mother could also be charged.

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