Two Injured In Eight-Car Accident On Broken Arrow Expressway

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 7:49 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- An abandoned pickup led to an eight-car collision on the Broken Arrow Expressway early Thursday morning in south Tulsa.

Tulsa Police Corporal Dan Miller said the chain-reaction wreck started at about 12:30 a.m. near the Interstate 44 exit when the driver of a pickup lost control of the vehicle, took out a traffic control sign then crashed into a guardrail.

"Two individuals in the truck fled the scene," Miller said. "For some reason, they didn't want to stay out here, didn't want to be seen or talk to the police. They just left the truck abandoned."

The drivers of a semi-trailer truck and another passenger car stopped their vehicles to pull the sign out of the roadway, Miller said.

Another car then crashed into the abandoned truck and caused some damage to the two vehicles whose drivers had stopped to help.

The leader of a group of cars that came down the highway next slowed down at the accident scene and was hit from behind by a sixth car. Two more cars crashed into them, Miller said.

Two people were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, and the westbound lanes of the Broken Arrow Expressway were closed for about two hours as emergency workers cleared the scene.