Man Struck Crossing 71st Street Early Overnight Saturday

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 10:26 am
By: Dee Duren

Tulsa Police say a man was fortunate to escape with non-life threatening injuries after he was struck walked across 71st Street near South Trenton Avenue early Saturday.

Police say the man crossed northbound near Joe Creek around 1:15 a.m. when he was hit by an eastbound car.

Police say the driver of the car stopped and was apparently in normal condition. He was not taken into custody.

A representative from a nearby bar told News On 6 the pedestrian came into their club very intoxicated shortly before the accident and was not served.

Police say the man crossed at a place where there was no crosswalk.

A TPD corporal said the incident is still under investigation. He also said when he first arrived he feared the pedestrian was dead, but his injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.

The man was taken to the hospital.