Man Accused Of Causing NW OKC Crash That Sent Pregnant Woman To A Hospital


Wednesday, September 15th 2021, 5:46 pm
By: Hunter McKee


OKLAHOMA CITY -

An alleged drunk driver is accused of causing a crash that sent a pregnant woman and two children to the hospital.  

The crash happened Saturday night in northwest Oklahoma City.

"He got into the right-hand lane and sped up and he was doing about 60 miles per hour," witness Charles McFarland said.

McFarland was near the intersection of Northwest 23rd Street and Ann Arbor Saturday night when he saw a car speed by.

"It was bad," McFarland said. "I've been through a tornado, and there was so much debris, but I was trying to run up there as fast as I could to see if anybody was hurt."

According to a search warrant, investigators said before the driver got to that intersection he caused a crash near 23rd and Purdue but kept driving.  He drove east and that's when officials said he hit another car. 

The suspect then swerved causing them to rear-end another vehicle.

"It was just horrific. Horrifying to see that," McFarland said.

According to reports, a pregnant woman, along with two young girls aged 9 and 5, were all transported to OU Medical Center with serious injuries.  

During the crash, police said the suspect was thrown from the car and was also transported to the hospital.

"Just to sit there and watch that happen, it makes you realize how short life is," McFarland said. "It can happen like that in an instant."

Patrol officers on scene found a Four Loko alcoholic drink in the suspect's vehicle. However, because of his injuries on scene, they couldn't perform a sobriety test.

The warrant is requesting stored hospital blood taken from the suspect for the investigation.