TPD: 3-year-old hit by vehicle outside day care

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 11:40:19-04

TULSA – A toddler was reportedly struck by a vehicle Friday morning, according to police.

The 3-year-old was outside an east Tulsa day care called La Petite Academy when the vehicle struck. Police are calling the incident an “unfortunate accident.”


Tulsa police went to say that the driver of the Prius overlooked the child as he left the day care. 

Police went on to say that a mother was dropping off three children: carrying one, holding the hand of another. A man driving by did not see the third child next to the mother and thought the group were all out of his way when he drove forward and hit the child. 

The child was struck by the two front tires and taken to Saint Francis. TPD says the child has internal injuries but is alert. 

Tulsa police say they do not anticipate any charges. 

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