Another semi crashes into Sunset Strip Center on New Sapulpa Road
This incident makes at least the second time in a year that a semi has crashed into this shopping center.
UPDATE: We’ve been told by someone claiming to be a coworker of the couple in the Blue SUV that the two of them are still hospitalized. The driver has a broken leg, hip, arm and internal injuries, and the passenger may have suffered a brain bleed or concussion.
A semi truck carrying a load of eggs overturned in parking lot area of the Sunset Strip Center off of New Sapulpa Road this morning. We first shared the update with photos this morning and readers couldn’t resist the urge to crack a few egg puns.
Lieutenant Troy Foreman of Sapulpa Police Depart said they received the call at about 6:25am this morning. Witness accounts told officers that a silver car was sitting in the center turn lane, waiting to turn left into the shopping center, when the semi truck smashed into the back of it going nearly full speed.
Luckily, there were only two people in the silver vehicle, and nobody in the backseat. “The bumper of that car was resting against the back of the of front seats,” Foreman said. “If there had been anyone in the backseat, they’d have been killed.”
After striking the silver car, the semi continued southbound into oncoming traffic, striking a blue SUV.
The driver of that car was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, but no other serious injuries were reported. We’ve been told the two people in the SUV are still hospitalized. The driver has a broken leg, hip, arm and internal injuries, and the passenger may have suffered a brain bleed or concussion.
After striking the SUV, the semi overturned into the side of the parking lot where the Sunset Strip Center met with 78th street, spilling it’s load of eggs. “You’ll probably be able to smell them soon,” said officer Foreman.
Police gave no reason for the accident, and couldn’t confirm if the driver of the semi was intending to turn into the shopping center when it crashed.
This makes at least the second time in less than a year that a semi truck has crashed into this center. The last time, the area was without power for several hours.
Officer Foreman told Sapulpa Times that this incident will likely lead to police being tougher on drivers along New Sapulpa Road for at least a little while.