Overnight Accident And Car Fire Under Investigation

Monday, May 12th 2008, 8:08 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa man is hospitalized after suffering a diabetic seizure while driving and a man is arrested while police investigate a suspicious car fire. 

The accident happened shortly after midnight at about Pine and Sheridan. 

Tulsa Police say the driver hit a trash can and then went into a yard where he hit a front porch and snapped the gas meter.  The pickup truck came to rest after hitting a carport next door. 

The man was trying to move the vehicle when police officers arrived. 

EMSA took the man to a Tulsa hospital.  No one in either home was hurt.

And in an unrelated incident, arson is to blame for a car fire overnight. 

Tulsa firefighters were called to the Summerset Apartments at 2200 S. 137th East Avenue at around 1:15 a.m. 

Fire officials say someone poured gas onto the vehicle and lit it. 

As Tulsa Police arrived, officers investigated some broken glass in a nearby apartment.  There they found a man asleep on the floor. 

The man was arrested on a public drunk complaint. 

The investigation into the car fire continues.