Six Injured When Truck Crashes Into Tulsa Insurance Office

Friday, February 18th 2011, 4:15 pm
By: News On 6 & Joshua Brakhage, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Six people suffered injuries when a truck crashed into a building near 16th and Yale Friday afternoon.

The driver of the truck first clipped a pickup on Yale, sped the length of two football fields, bumping a curb, blowing out a tire, and narrowly missing parked cars and telephone poles, before smashing into AES Insurance Brokers.

A 28-year-old woman and her two-year-old little boy were trapped in the office. They were taken to the hospital, along with the 28-year-old driver, in fair condition.

"I think they're doing fair. I think the woman took the brunt of the injury," Arthur Stull, business owner, said.

Three others were treated at the scene.

"That car was coming. It was probably 40 or 50 mile an hour through there," Stull said.  "People think about stuff that could never happen to them, but all it takes is a split second."

Police were stunned there were no serious injuries.

"Especially to blow out a tire and still make it this far is extremely rare. And no one get injured really bad. That's really crazy. I mean, you couldn't put this in a movie script to like this where no one gets hurt," said Tulsa Fire Captain Tim Smallwood.

Several dogs were also pulled from the wreckage. It's not known how many of the animals were in the truck and how many were in the building.

 Investigators expect the mother and her son to be released from the hospital soon. They still don't know what caused the driver to lose control.