Sapulpa police looking for driver who struck elementary student and left the scene

Sapulpa police are currently looking for the driver of a vehicle that they say struck a student as she was crossing the street and then left the scene of the accident (Update: the driver has been located).

Paramedics and firefighters at the scene of the hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Tuesday morning. (photo by Micah Choquette for the Sapulpa Times)

The incident happened just after 8:30 am on Tuesday at the corner of Dewey and Watchorn outside the entrance to Holmes Park Elementary. According to witnesses at the scene, the driver was pulling out of the parking lot and turning right just as the girl was crossing Watchorn Street. She was struck twice, according to one witness, and then the driver left the scene, continuing south on Watchorn.

School officials say the driver is believed to be female, and that police are checking the cameras in the area to get more information about the car.

The girl, who was not identified, was alert and responding to paramedics as she was being loaded into an ambulance. She was taken to a Tulsa hospital, and the seriousness of her injuries is not yet known.

Shortly before 11:30 am, Sapulpa Public Schools issued a statement, saying the student was “stable and the hospital is running further tests.” They did not identify the student, the driver, nor the driver’s whereabouts, only that Sapulpa Police were “investigating the incident.” See the full statement below.

This is a developing story.

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