Crash Sends Pickup Off Bridge In West Tulsa

Friday, May 15th 2015, 8:04 am
By: News On 6

Police call the driver of a pickup that flew off the 23rd Street bridge "the luckiest person ever."

The Dodge pickup went off the bridge in west Tulsa after trying to avoid hitting a Honda Accord in the westbound lanes, according to police.

Officers said the pickup went through the bridge railing at about 6 a.m., dropped 30 feet and landed upside down on construction equipment near the railroad tracks. EMSA took the driver to the hospital with what police say were non-life threatening injuries. 

Police identify the driver as Roger Kinkade. 

Officers said the driver of the Honda was merging onto the bridge from Highway 75 and changed lanes in front of a pickup. They said Kinkade swerved to avoid hitting the car. Police said the car's driver did not have a license or insurance.

The crash caused westbound traffic on the bridge to be blocked for several hours while crews repaired the railing.