Truck Driver Ends Up in the Hospital After Robbed and Hit by Car
Tulsa, OK – A semi-truck driver is recovering today after being struck by a car while attempting to thwart a robbery.
According to the Tulsa Police Department (TPD), the incident occurred on Wednesday near 61st and Garnett in Tulsa.
TPD says a truck driver was inside a nearby store when he noticed a car parked alongside his truck.
A witness to the scene told a local news outlet that the driver of the vehicle, a male, was climbing through the driver’s side window of the semi-truck.
The witness indicated the robber was trying to steal tools.
The robber then returned to his vehicle as the semi-truck driver ran in front of the car to block it from getting away.
That’s when the robber floored the gas and struck the semi-truck driver.
TPD said the victim jumped and turned as he was struck, causing him to go crashing through the robber’s windshield.
The semi-truck driver landed in the lap of a female passenger.
TPD said the passenger was intoxicated and could barely walk.
The robber then hastily exited the car and fled the scene on foot into a nearby field, investigators said.
The suspect remains at-large.
As for the semi-truck driver, he was transported to a nearby hospital, along with the passenger.
Both were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
TPD is asking for anyone with information about the suspect to please come forward.