New Details: Two teens hit by SUV in South Tulsa

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Reported by: Morgan Downing
Updated: 2/17 10:45 pm Published: 2/17 7:01 pm

New details on breaking news, we brought you at six.

The two teenagers were hit at a busy intersection in south Tulsa.

Police say the teens were running across the street near 51st and Sheridan when they were struck by an SUV.

FOX23 went to the scene and spoke with officers and the best friend of the boy’s hit by the car.

We called the hospital and they told us the two teens are in stable condition.

But when cops first arrived around 5:30 Monday night, they didn't think it looked good for the two kids hit by an SUV.

A busy intersection was partially closed this evening as police investigated two teenagers who were hit by an SUV while trying to cross Sheridan Road at 51st Street.

"What witnesses told us is that the vehicle had been in the travel lane and had entered the turn lane and was going up to 51st Street to prepare for a turn," said Tulsa police officer Craig Heatherly.

Police say one boy was hit directly.

The other was hit by the side of the SUV.

Their friend, 15-year-old O'Savion Gludeau saw it all happen.

"When I was in the parking lot [right there], they was fixing to cross the street and I was like 'no bro, don't do it' and the car was like screech and hit them both. And Jayden flew and Elijah was just curled up in a ball," said Gludeau.

Police told FOX23 the SUV was traveling between 10 and 15 miles per hour.

Investigators said one of the boys has a femur fracture, which they say is a serious injury, but is not life-threatening.

The other teen has minor injuries.

That’s good news for O'Savion but he's still shaken up about what he saw.

"It was just not good to see my best friend get hit by a car," Gludeau said.

Police are thankful this didn't end in tragedy. And said this should not happen again.

"This intersection has kind of caught our attention recently," Heatherly said.

Police told FOX23 there have been multiple car accidents in this area. Then, when you add children to the mix, "it just creates an environment for tragedy to strike," Heatherly explained.

Business owners near this intersection told us they see children crossing this street unsupervised all the time.

Police said they're aware.

The driver was ticketed for driving with a suspended license but there wasn't anything else they could charge him with because the teens weren't crossing the street in a designated crosswalk area.

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Mayor Maynot - 2/18/2014 11:24 AM
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At the intersection of 11th & Utica 4 or 5 years ago a resident from Murdock Villa (a residence for the handicapped) a little guy was in his power chair with the right of way was struck on the way to QT by a Claud federal neon truck. A truck so big that it dragged him under the truck and killed him. Be sure to cross in the suicide zone folks. Right turn on red after almost stopping roulette.

Mayor Maynot - 2/17/2014 11:24 PM
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Not crossing in the designated suicide zone.

Mayor Maynot - 2/17/2014 10:51 PM
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propaganda from those who believe the lies. It's more dangerous to cross at major intersections. Especially with right turn on red roulette drivers texting while they drive with no concern to the right of way of pedestrians. No signal not a full stop it's not just the citizens it's also the cops.

Mommon - 2/17/2014 9:27 PM
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#1, we all walked around town when we were kids, also, they were not in the intersection, they were on the side. Find out all the facts before you start going after the kids or parents.

Mayor Maynot - 2/17/2014 7:27 PM
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Bleeding from the head. Where were the bleeding parents??? Didn't anyone teach them how to cross the street safely??? Of course we've all been taught (lied to) that the safest place to cross is at the corner. With right turn on red after nearly stopping (friggin cops don't even stop, but they are above the law and WHO would give them a ticket???? ) has made our intersections dangerous for cars and more so for pedestrians. Now days it's safer to cross at least one or two blocks away from major intersections. It allows you to see what's really coming. Some drivers DONT signal their intention to turn right. It's much more dangerous for pedestrians than it was thirty years ago.
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