Woman hit by car while leaving the Tulsa State Fair

Saturday, October 8th 2005, 6:02 pm
By: News On 6

A hit-and-run accident just outside of the Tulsa State fair lands a woman in the hospital in critical condition. It happened late Friday night near 21st and Yale.

Tulsa Police say serious hit-and-run accidents aren't really that common in Tulsa, but they want to remind people it’s a felony to leave the scene of an injury accident.

Officers say that's what happened Friday night near the Tulsa County fairgrounds. Police say Tami Scott was crossing 21st Street with a group of friends. They say somehow she fell behind and was hit by a car. Officers say after the accident, the driver took off. Scott was taken to Saint John hospital she's still in critical condition.

Tulsa Police spent Saturday searching for the driver and got a big break in midtown Tulsa. The News on 6 was the only station there when police found a car, abandoned near 52nd and Harvard.

Police think the victim could have hit the front bumper, rolled over the hood, smashed into the windshield and rolled off the car. Tulsa Police say the law requires a driver to stop and try to help the victim.

Tulsa Police Sgt Doug Brown: "if that was your wife your spouse your son or daughter would you want someone to stop and help them out or would you want them to keep on going."

Tulsa Police tell the News on 6, they have identified and talked to the 21-year-old driver in this case. They say charges are pending.