Tulsa Police: 1 Person Hospitalized After Crash Involving Unlicensed Teenage Driver

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash that sent one person to the hospital on Thursday morning.

Thursday, December 30th 2021, 3:55 pm

By: Kristen Weaver, Gabe Castillo


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A woman has critical injuries after Tulsa police said a 14-year-old boy driving his parents' car wrecked into the woman's pickup.  

Officers said both the boy and his mother could face charges, and neither the teen boy nor the pickup driver had a license. Officers said the teen boy was speeding down this road at about 90 miles an hour to get to work when he crashed into the woman's pickup, which ejected her.

“90 miles an hour in dense fog is dangerous for anybody," said Sgt. Brian Collum.

Tulsa police sergeant Brian Collum said the scene, with flashing lights and two wrecked cars, near Nathan Hale High School, could have been even worse. Collum said a 14-year-old driving his family's car was speeding down 21st street around 7 a.m. going nearly 100 miles per hour.

"The Honda Civic going at a high rate of speed, around 90 miles an hour in dense fog, hit the truck, the truck went spinning, the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt, she got ejected and the truck ran her over again," Collum said.

Sgt. Collum said the driver of that truck, a woman in her 40s, was making an illegal U-turn and wasn’t wearing her seatbelt.

"It was a very dangerous high-speed crash, so we’re lucky innocent bystanders were not hurt.”

That’s because Collum says the truck was carrying a bunch of tools like screwdrivers that flew all over the road and grass, and the bed of the truck was flung into a yard and a tire landed about 50 yards away. He says had students been walking around, someone else could have been seriously hurt.

Collum says the teen will be okay, but he and his mom might face charges because she allowed the boy to use her car.

“It upsets me that innocent people have the potential to get hurt and one of them did," Collum said.

Police have not released the name of the woman, but say she is in critical condition and getting surgery.

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