Police “Shocked” After Motorist Survives Close Call With Semi Hauling Oversized Load
Tulsa, OK – An Oklahoma man is lucky to be alive after the pickup truck he was driving collided with a semi hauling an oversize load on Friday morning.
Reporting from local news outlet KTUL indicate the accident happened on the Broken Arrow Expressway near 129th East Avenue in Tulsa on Friday morning.
According to the Tulsa Police Department (TPD), a semi hauling a support beam was making a left-hand turn on the highway when it was struck by a white Chevrolet pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup told police he did not see the beam before colliding with it.
Police at the scene stated they were “shocked” the accident did not result in a fatality, as the beam was “inches” from the motorist’s face.
TPD did not release the names of the driver of the pickup truck or the semi.
However, Kim Fisher of Claremore took to social media late Friday morning to share it was her husband, Terry, who was driving the pickup.
“Hard not going in with your husband when he’s in the ER!!” she wrote, referring to many hospital policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that do not allow visitors into hospitals.
“Time to reflect and thank God he is alive!!!!” she wrote.
Kim stated that Terry was released from the hospital around 12:30 p.m. with “staples to the head” and a cut to the hand, adding that she’s glad to “bring him home in one piece.”
She also specified that Terry was driving a work vehicle at the time of the accident.
“He ducked just in time,” she said.
Conditions were dark, cloudy, and rainy according to Kim, adding “the truck didn’t [have] markings on it.”
Officials said Terry was ticketed for “conditions affecting speed.”
Photo courtesy TPD
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