October 29, 2020

South Tulsa businesses damaged after being struck by vehicle | Local News

Two sport utility vehicles plowed through two separate commercial buildings in Tulsa on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

An SUV with four people inside crashed through the front of the Top Cut Family Hair Cutters in the 10800 block of South Memorial Drive about 2:20 p.m., Tulsa Police Lt. Mark Watson said.

After breaking through the outer wall, it continued through an interior wall, coming to rest in the adjoining nail salon.

“Luckily, there was nobody inside the stores that was directly in (the SUV’s) path,” Watson said.

The driver told police she was parking and mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, Watson said.

She was cited, and after firefighters assessed the building for structural damage, she drove the SUV from the scene.

Then, about 7:40 p.m., another SUV crashed into a laundromat near 21st Street and Garnett Road. Some large windows and a stone wall on the side of the building were shattered, but no one was injured, police said.

The driver told police an object in his vehicle fell under the foot pedals, either not allowing him to brake or causing him to press the gas pedal. No citation was issued at the scene, police said.

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