A call to *55 on a cell phone helps authorities locate a traffic accident victim

Monday, January 3rd 2005, 9:05 am
By: News On 6

A special cell phone number helped rescue crews find a man after an accident early Monday morning. A man fell asleep while driving on US Highway 75 at about 3 AM.

He ran off the road and across a creek before his truck stopped. The driver wasn't sure where he was, so after he crawled out of his truck, he called *55 on his cell phone, which links him to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

He knew only that he was somewhere between Tulsa and Bartlesville, but several authorities teamed together and found him. The driver suffered only minor injuries.