Driver Ramps Pickup Over Tulsa's Bartlett Square Fountain

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 11:04 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A driver appears to have survived a close encounter with a downtown Tulsa fountain. Tulsa police were called to the traffic circle at Main and 5th Street just after 3 a.m. Sunday after a pickup hit the fountain in the middle of the street.

Corporal August Terbrock said the driver failed to follow the circle and instead hit the Bartlett Square fountain, ramping over the concrete water feature and landing on the other side of Main. There was significant damage to the truck and the fountain.

Terbrock said the driver, a male in his 20s, was knocked unconscious at impact and was taken to a Tulsa hospital. He appears to be ok.

It's not the first time the fountain has had a run in with a vehicle.

5/25/2010 Related Story: Driver's Insurance To Pay For Bartlett Square Fountain Repair In Tulsa 

8/8/2008  Related Story: Teen Driver Crashes Into Fountain

3/2/2007  Related Story: One Person Injured In Overnight Traffic Accidents

8/21/2006  Related Story: Tulsa's Bartlett Square Fountain Damaged

Terbrock said the man will be tested for alcohol.

The fountain is named for former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor Dewey Bartlett Sr., the father of Tulsa's current Mayor.