Tulsa Police: Running Man Badly Injured Crossing 21st Street

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 9:00 am
By: Dee Duren

A man was hit by a car after running across a Tulsa street Saturday night. The auto-pedestrian collision took place just after 11 p.m. on 21st Street just east of Garnett.

Tulsa Police said a minivan hit the man as he ran across 21st Street.

An officer drove up on the scene and saw the driver standing next to a white Kia minivan and a man down in the middle of the street. The male driver told the officer the man was running from the south to the north side of 21st.

The driver said he tried to stop after seeing the man at the last minute but struck the victim.

The officer, who recently received training as an emergency medical technician, began providing immediate medical care, according to Sergeant Jillian Phippen. EMSA arrived and took the man to the hospital.

Police say he was significantly hurt with fractures in both legs, one arm and other injuries. He wasn't carrying identification, so police hadn't learned his identity as of early Sunday morning.

The driver underwent a blood test due to the injuries, Phippen said.