OHP: Seat Belts Help Driver, Passenger Survive Tulsa Rollover Wreck

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 8:45 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Despite severe damage to their pickup truck, two men survived a single-vehicle rollover overnight Sunday. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers credit seat belts for letting the driver and passenger walk away from the crash with no apparent injuries.

Investigators say the driver of a two-door Ford Ranger lost control of the truck at about 1:30 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 44 just west of U.S. Highway 169. The truck left the roadway, flipped and rolled several times down the embankment coming to rest on its wheels at the base of the hill.

As the vehicle rolled, items were thrown from the truck, the bed liner came out, and the hood and battery were ripped away.

Troopers say both men in the truck were wearing their safety belts and that no alcohol or cellular devices were involved.