Several Injured In Overnight Tulsa Area Accidents

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 7:57 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Law enforcement was busy overnight investigating several traffic accidents.

The first accident was at I-44 and U.S. Highway 75.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a woman was going too fast to make the ramp on U.S. Highway 75 and lost control.

Her vehicle rolled once, but she was not seriously hurt. She was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

Another woman was taken to a Tulsa hospital overnight for injuries she suffered in a crash near 71st and Yale.

Tulsa Police say around 12:30 a.m., the driver got distracted and drove off the road, hitting a tree.

A female passenger in the car was hurt, police say her injuries were not life threatening.

And a motorcyclist is critically injured in an accident overnight.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol say at 4:30 a.m., a delivery driver spotted a motorcycle off the road near 126th Street North and Garnett.

The OHP trooper says it appears the driver was going around a curve when the bike apparently hit some sand. That sent the cycle off the road and into a fence.

The motorcyclist was flown by air ambulance to a Tulsa hospital.

There is no word on his condition.

Troopers say there are signs the man had cyclist had been drinking prior to the accident.