Police: 3-Year-Old Boy Run Over Outside Tulsa Daycare

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 10:41 am
By: News On 6

Police say a three-year-old boy was run over at an east Tulsa day care Friday morning.

Officers said it happened at about 9 a.m. at the La Petite Academy in the 1900 block of South 131st East Avenue.

Police said a parent in an SUV was dropping off her children when another parent parked behind the SUV to drop off his child.

That driver told police he saw two children get out of the SUV and run inside the daycare. As he started to leave, a third child also got out of the SUV and ran in front of his car.  That child was run over.

Corporal Brian Collum with Tulsa Police said, "You know at this particular place, they have people that are dropping off kids and people that are dropping off kids in the back parking lot, and they're using this little drive-away to leave once they drop their children off."

EMSA took the boy to the hospital in critical condition. Police later said the boy's injuries may not have been quite as serious as first believed.

Police said it doesn't appear the drive did anything wrong and that it was a terrible accident.