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Police: Wet Roads Blamed For Overnight Tulsa Traffic Accidents

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The accident involving the DOC van happened on U.S. Highway 75 at the Arkansas River Bridge The accident involving the DOC van happened on U.S. Highway 75 at the Arkansas River Bridge
This accident happened on the east leg of the IDL in downtown Tulsa. This accident happened on the east leg of the IDL in downtown Tulsa.
A car westbound car on I-44 near Yale strikes the safety cables, A car westbound car on I-44 near Yale strikes the safety cables,
An accident on state Highway 66 in Rogers County on the Verdigris River bridge An accident on state Highway 66 in Rogers County on the Verdigris River bridge

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TULSA, OK -- Area law enforcement says rain slicked roads are mostly to blame for a number of traffic accidents overnight in the Tulsa area. 

One accident happened on U.S. Highway 75 and the Arkansas River Bridge at around 11 p.m. Wednesday. 

Tulsa Police say an Oklahoma Department of Corrections van carrying nine inmates was headed north when the driver lost control and slammed into a guardrail. 

A pickup truck traveling behind the van tried to stop to avoid the debris, but was rear-ended by a semi. 

Five prisoners were taken to a Tulsa hospital to be checked out.  The driver of the pickup truck and semi were not hurt. 

Just after midnight an SUV and a car got into an accident on the east leg of the IDL in downtown Tulsa.  Tulsa Police say both drivers were taken to a Tulsa hospital to be checked out, but are expected to be okay. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says at about 2 a.m. Thursday, a westbound car on I-44 near Yale in Tulsa, lost control because of the wet roads.  The car struck some safety cables.  Troopers say no one was hurt. 

About 30 minutes later on state Highway 66, the OHP says a driver going west lost control on the wet roadway and hit a railing, coming to rest on the Verdigris River Bridge in Rogers County. 

Again, no one was hurt in the accident.

 

 

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