One Man In Critical After Being Hit By A Car In Front Of The Tulsa State Fair


Saturday, October 7th 2006, 6:26 pm
By: News On 6


The final weekend at the Tulsa State Fair gets off to a dangerous start. A 58-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by two cars, trying to leave the Tulsa State Fair. News on 6 reporter Joshua Brakhage looked into what caused the accident.

The accident happened around 10pm Friday night, just across from the Golden Driller. Tulsa Police tell the News on 6, traffic had a green light, but two fairgoers tried to run across the road. One made it, the other was clipped by a silver Chrysler, spun around, and hit again by a blue Dodge Intrepid.

Tulsa Police Cpl Phil Snow: "subject was transported to the hospital by EMSA in critical condition, sustaining injuries to his head and the rest of his body."

A Tulsa State Fair spokesperson told the News on 6, organizers have scheduled a meeting with the city to talk about lighting at that intersection. The traffic investigator on the case says he was looking into the accident Friday night at midnight and still had plenty of light.

Tulsa Police say the driver of the silver car cooperated with investigators and was tested for alcohol. Investigators say that driver won't be ticketed or charged with anything. They're still looking for the driver of the blue Dodge Intrepid, they say they still have questions that need answers.