Tulsa Police Officer Injured In Accident


Sunday, April 26th 2009, 4:07 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- A Tulsa Police officer was injured in an accident Sunday while en route to investigate an auto-pedestrian crash.

The collision occurred about 11:40 a.m. at the intersection of 71st Street and Mingo Road, Cpl. J.D. Curran said.

Officer Keith Fallis, an advanced traffic investigator, was east on 71st Street with his emergency equipment activated on his unmarked police car when he stopped to make sure the intersection was clear, Curran said.

He continued through the light and was hit by a Jeep that was north on Mingo Road.

Fallis was hospitalized with minor injuries. He was responding to the Observation Point Apartments near 41st Street and 129th East Avenue, where a 7-year-old boy on a bicycle was hit by a van.

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The other driver was not hurt.

Witnesses told police that the driver of the Jeep failed to yield to the officer.

"That's one of the dangers we face every day when responding to stuff, is citizens not paying attention and stopping or yielding to emergency equipment," Curran said.