Cell Phone Pics Help Tulsa Police Track Vehicle Involved In Hit And Run

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 1:21 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- A quick-thinking Tulsa resident helped police track a vehicle involved in a hit and run injury collision overnight Sunday.

Larry and Judy Hopper were driving eastbound on 81st Street under U.S. Highway 169 at about 1 a.m. when their vehicle was rear ended by a Lincoln Navigator. The driver of the SUV stopped and came to check on the Hoppers. He then said he wanted to move his car out of traffic.

Larry Hopper suspected something was wrong when the driver ran back to his car.

Worried the other driver would take off, Hopper snapped some quick photos with his cell phone. Sure enough, the driver of the Lincoln fled the scene.

Hopper was able to show the photos to the police who then tracked the registration to the vehicle's owner. They did not find the SUV at that residence, and the owner called in to report it stolen a couple of hours later.

Judy Hopper was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The hit and run collision is under investigation, an officer said.