Driver In Bridge Debris Wreck Has History Of Traffic Issues

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6

By Dan Bewley and Scott Thompson, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- We're learning more about the woman police say caused a chunk of the 46th Street North Bridge to fall through a driver's window.  On Wednesday, The News On 6 reported that Trisha Salcedo has been driving with a suspended license for at least two years.

The News On 6 looked through court documents on Thursday and discovered Trisha Salcedo's driver's license has been off and on for the past five years.

Tulsa Police say Salcedo drove her car into the guardrail on Wednesday morning on the 46th Street North Bridge over Highway 169.  A slab of concrete fell into the front window of a truck driven by 65-year-old Floyd Hughes.

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Hughes remains hospitalized, but has been upgraded to fair condition.

Salcedo's driving record shows she was cited in March 2005 for failure to carry insurance, that eventually led to her license being suspended.  In August of 2006 she was cited for not using a seatbelt, as well as driving with a suspended license. 

She pleaded no contest to those charges.      

In 2008, a Broken Arrow man sued her for hitting his car.  That lawsuit was eventually dismissed.

Tulsa Police tell The News On 6 they are still investigating Wednesday's wreck.  Also, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says if Salcedo is found responsible for damaging ODOT property she could be billed for the cost of replacing it.