Two Injured In Tulsa Hit-And-Run Accident

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 8:25 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa Police say alcohol was a factor in a hit-and-run accident that left two people injured at about 3 a.m. Sunday.

A white Nissan Xterra driving south on Atlanta ran a stop sign and struck the side of a Dodge Stratus that was headed westbound on 11th Street.

The Nissan took off west on 11th Street where it passed a car driven by witness Chris Alvidrez.

"His front end was all smashed up; his headlights were busted," Alvidrez said. "He almost hit my car. I look in my rearview mirror, and he had swerved and hit this pole and flipped it over."

Police confirmed that the driver tried to make a high speed left turn onto Zunis when the car went into a spin, missed the turn and crashed into a cement pole, rolling onto its side.

Tulsa Police said there were open containers of alcohol in the Nissan, and the driver was intoxicated. Both drivers received non life-threatening injuries.