A 16-year-old boy driving a white sedan struck and badly injured a motorcyclist on 61st St near Hwy 169 Monday due to road rage.
The teen was trying to merge onto Hwy 169 from 81st St, while a woman driving north on Highway 169 tried to exit at 71st. The 16-year-old driving a white car was getting on the highway at 81st and forced her to swerve to avoid hitting him. He then threw a water bottle at her car.
The woman then went behind the teen to write down his license plate number. The teen sped up and got off onto 61st St near a Quick Trip and Taco Bueno. He drove down the center lane and struck a motorcyclist about to make a left turn. Tulsa police say the motorcyclist was an innocent party that had nothing to do with the road rage.
First responders hospitalized the motorcyclist. His current condition is unclear, though officials expect him to live. We will update this blog as more information is provided.
Police said that teenager will get several tickets, including for reckless driving. The motorcyclist is expected to live, at this time it is unclear which Tulsa hospital he is at.