Car crashes into restaurant, two drivers injured
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2/21/13 at 8:22 AM
Two drivers were hospitalized Thursday morning after a wreck propelled a car into a south Tulsa business.
A 63-year-old man who was driving north on Lewis Avenue after leaving the Walgreens pharmacy at 71st Street dropped his prescription, ran a red light and clipped a westbound vehicle, said Officer Doug Chism.
The man told police he "just couldn't stop" and continued through the intersection. His blue Kia hopped a curb on the west side of Lewis and drove into the northeast corner of the Schlotzsky's restaurant, police said.
Firefighters rescued the man, who suffered a leg injury and was pinned inside the car, Chism said.
The other motorist, a 38-year-old woman, suffered a possible back injury. Both drivers were transported to hospitals.
A wrecker removes a car that crashed into the Schlotzky's near 71st and Lewis on Feb. 21, 2013 TOM GILBERT / Tulsa World