TULSA, Okla. — Police are warning pedestrians to pay closer attention when walking. This comes after a teenager was hit by a car while walking home from school Friday.
According to Tulsa police, a 14-year-old male was crossing the street at 69th East Avenue near Nathan Hale High School. The sidewalk he was walking on ended, so he stepped out into the street. A SUV was turning into a driveway and hit the teen. Police say the teen has minor injuries, but is expected to be okay.
Police also say the teen was wearing AirPods while walking and may not have heard or seen the car. They say it's important for anyone on foot to be aware of their surroundings, especially when wearing headphones.
"It really limits one of their major senses for detecting some kind of danger, such as a car coming up behind them," said Tulsa Police Officer Craig Heatherly. "And then couple that with not looking before stepping into the roadway, it can have tragic results."
The driver was only ticketed for not having a license or insurance.
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