TPD: Truck Exiting Tulsa Highway Has Blowout, Smashes Into Cars

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 6:59 pm
By: News On 6

A truck exiting Interstate 244 had a blowout and plowed into two other vehicles, Tulsa Police say.

Police say the truck had exited eastbound I-244 when it happened. The truck ran through the parking lot of the Sinclair station on Utica, crossed Utica and hit a car and an SUV. It also knocked down a small tree. The truck came to rest on its side in the parking lot of the McDonald's.

Firefighters arrived on the scene expecting the worst.

"He was trying his best to avoid hitting other traffic, but unfortunately he lost control of the truck," said TFD District Chief Chuck French. 

Instead, when they arrived they found a woman with her leg pinned inside the car. They were able to pull her out and both she and the truck driver are going to be okay.

"We were dispatched to four cars pinned underneath a truck so it was kind of a pleasant surprise to have one person trapped and the truck, not on top of her," said Chief French. 

First responders put down chemicals to soak up fluids, turned the crane right side up and hauled both it and the wrecked car away. Police have now cleared this scene and the entire road is back open tonight.