Woman Hurt When SUV Crashes Into Her Bedroom

Friday, December 26th 2008, 12:35 pm
By: News On 6

By Craig Day, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A driver is under arrest after a stolen car slams into a Tulsa home with a woman inside.  The woman was taken to the hospital.  It happened Friday morning at 7th and Memorial.

Karen Cox was walking at a park at 7th and Memorial when suddenly; she couldn't believe what was happening.

"They lost control of the car and went plowing into this house," said Karen Cox.

A Chevy Tahoe was headed south on Memorial when the driver lost control and slammed into a home.

"It was a big bang.  I'm surprised it didn't do any more damage than that," said witness Karen Cox.

The SUV hit a bedroom wall, injuring a 53-year-old woman inside.

"She was in the bed and it was up against the wall," said Tulsa Fire Captain Danny Kaiser.

The force of the impact moved that bed several feet across the room.  The victim was taken by ambulance to a Tulsa hospital with non life threatening neck and back injuries.

Witnesses say the car was going about 60 miles per hour, fast enough to first take out a utility pole and still have enough speed to cross two lanes of traffic, jump the curb and slam into the home.  After the crash, a passenger in the car took off running.

"The closer I got to see what was going on, I saw one of the kids running through the park dumping his clothes out," said witness Karen Cox.

He was later found by police.

Police discovered the SUV had been reported stolen.  Officers arrested the driver, 19-year-old Michael Holloway.

Tulsa Police Officer T.J. Pike told The News On 6 the driver showed no remorse.

"No, he was claiming he was hurt and just trying to dodge the issue of him being the driver," said Tulsa Police Officer T.J. Pike.

The driver was being checked out as a precaution at a Tulsa hospital.

Tulsa Firefighters helped shore up the home to prevent it from any further damage.  The damage is expected to be covered by insurance.