Man Chasing His Own Stolen Truck Crashes Near Tulsa Highway
TULSA, Oklahoma - A man chasing his own stolen pickup crashed into a fence and other vehicles in Tulsa Wednesday afternoon.
Aside from minor injuries, the man is now dealing with a totaled car and a stolen truck after a chase that ended in the Rodeway Inn & Suites parking lot.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says his silver car slammed into three parked vehicles after he lost control while exiting from I-44 to Highway 169.
"I'm glad that my baby's ok," said Jacinda Grace.
Grace says her girlfriend, who works at the hotel, just started her lunch break and was about to head out to their truck when the car plowed through the fence.
"Her boss asked her to come do a couple of things and she had just missed it by seconds,” said Grace.
Grace says she's grateful her girlfriend hadn't made it to the truck just yet.
"That was nothing but a blessing from the man upstairs,” she said.
Another hotel employee has significant damage to her SUV.
OHP Trooper Matthew Middleton says the driver shouldn't have taken the situation into his own hands.
"It's just not a smart thing to do,” said Middleton. “You're taking a lot of risk on yourself but then the risk of other motorists out here."
OHP says each of the owners of the parked cars will likely have to take care of damage expenses themselves.
"All I can do is just pray about it,” said Grace.
Police say whoever was driving the stolen black Dodge Ram took off heading north on 169.
The tags on the stolen truck are GXX-993.
OHP says it will be up to a supervisor to determine whether the driver will be ticketed.