Motorist struck in hit-and-run on U.S. 169
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police are searching for the driver of an SUV that struck a motorist who was attempting to remove debris left after a collision on a Tulsa highway.
Adham Abdelhamid Othman, 28, was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence of alcohol after he rolled his red Acura on U.S. 169 near 41st Street around 11 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Othman fled the scene, but officers later found him in a nearby trailer park, said Officer Leland Ashley.
A motorist stopped to remove debris from the roadway and suffered arm injuries after he was struck by a silver SUV that fled the scene, Ashley said. He was transported to a hospital in serious condition.
“Never get out in the roadway and attempt to remove debris,” Ashley said.
He advised motorists to use their hazard lights to alert oncoming cars of the wreckage or to contact Tulsa police dispatch at 918-596-9222 to have an officer dispatched to remove debris.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677), online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers or via text message at CRIMES (274637). Text tips should begin with “Tip918.” Tipsters can remain anonymous and may earn a reward.