Rash Of Overnight Accidents Sends Several People To The Hospital

Friday, February 15th 2008, 7:06 am
By: News On 6

An overnight motorcycle accident in Tulsa ends with two people in serious condition. It happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday in the area of 45th and Peoria. 

Tulsa Police say two people on a motorcycle were traveling southbound on Peoria when a pickup truck leaving a QuikTrip convenience store pulled out in front of the motorcycle.  The two vehicles collided, causing the motorcycle to slide underneath the pickup truck. 

Police say the motorcycle was speeding and the driver of the pickup didn't see the motorcycle.  Peoria was closed in both directions while the scene was being cleared. 

Three juveniles were able to walk away from a rollover accident overnight.  It happened just before midnight on the westbound I-44 off-ramp at 51st Street. 

Tulsa Police say the three teens were from out of town and did not realize there was a sharp turn at the end of the exit ramp.  Their vehicle hit the concrete barrier and rolled.  The trio suffered only minor injuries. 

In another overnight traffic accident, a woman traveling east on 1st Street ran into parked car near Peoria just before 2 a.m. Friday.  No one was in the parked car.  The woman is being questioned for possibly driving under the influence. 

And a few minutes later, just west of Sheridan on 21st Street, a woman driving a pickup truck hit a of couple street signs and sideswiped a car before finally stopping.  The passenger in the car she hit was taken to a Tulsa hospital for minor injuries. 

The driver was arrested for DUI.