Man Suffers Broken Leg Trying To Rescue Turtle On Highway Near Claremore

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 12:04 pm
By: News On 6

A man is in the hospital after getting out of his car to rescue a turtle.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the 79-year-old man exited his car to rescue a turtle he saw on Highway 66 about three miles northeast of Claremore.

Troopers say another car struck his vehicle, pushing it into him.  The man suffered a broken leg and was thrown a short distance.

He was transported to a Tulsa hospital.

The driver and passenger of the second vehicle were treated at the scene and released.

OHP says both drivers were cited.