Speeding car cuts through telephone pole, catches fire

At roughly 2:16 pm Sapulpa and Kellyville Fire Departments responded to a call that a black car had wrecked and caught fire, trapping the driver inside.

At the scene of the crash, Sapulpa Times learned that a black late-model Audi had been speeding northbound down S. 193rd W. Ave just off of Highway 33 when, according to police, the car went airborne as it hit a bridge crossing a small creek, and the driver lost control. The Audi crossed the road, sliced through a nearby telephone pole, and careened into some trees before coming to a rest in a ditch. As the twisted wreckage of the car settled into the crater it had just created, the engine compartment caught fire and the driver, who has yet to be identified, was trapped inside.

It so happened that Tulsa Police Lieutenant Farley was on his way home and came across the accident at just the right time. Farley had a fire extinguisher in his vehicle and was able to put the fire out before it spread. He then called 911 for additional help.

South 193rd W. Ave is a road that Sapulpa and Kellyville share, so both fire departments responded. They were able to extract the driver from the vehicle and Creek County Ambulance transported him to the hospital. Police say he did sustain some injuries, but is in “fair condition.”

Mr. Speers of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, said the man is lucky to be alive, and that he’s seen similar accidents result in much worse outcomes. “The speed limit on this road is forty-five,” he said. “I think he was doing about double that.”

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Micah Choquette

Micah Choquette

Micah is the Owner and Publisher of Sapulpa Times.