Witnesses: Teens darted out in front of moving SUV, struck by vehicle in south Tulsa

TULSA - Two teenage boys were hit by an oncoming SUV in south Tulsa Monday and are currently sedated in the hospital.

Witnesses say the two boys darted in front of traffic on East 51st Street and Sheridan during rush hour. Officer Craig Heatherly said at about 5:30 p.m. the boys cleared three lanes, but didn't clear a fourth lane- a turning lane.

Ofc. Heatherly later identified the teens as 13-year-old Elijah Dickson and 15-year-old Jaden Belyeu. Dickson, sustained minor injuries, while Belyeu's has a fractured femur and skull.

A third teen, said he had been with his two friends and stood on the other side of Sheridan when they crossed. He said one of the boys is a Jenks student; the other's from Memorial.

Paramedics transported the teens to St. Francis hospital.

Police arrested the 30-year-old driver of the green Chevy Blazer for outstanding warrants. Ofc. Heatherly plans to ticket him for a suspended license. He was reportedly driving 10 to 15 miles per hour, and isn't at fault.

All four lanes of Sheridan Avenue were diverted in the area for two hours.

Police point out this could have been prevented if the teens crossed at a signalized intersection, just 135 feet away.

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