Del City Man Found Unconscious In The Road By His Family Members After Police Say He Was Hit By Car


Wednesday, September 29th 2021, 10:45 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


DEL CITY, Oklahoma -

A Del City man was hospitalized after police said he was hit by a car just feet away from his home. It happened last week near SE 41st St. and S. Wofford Ave.

According to family members, 65-year-old Ricky Bolton has been hospitalized at OU Medical Center for the past week.

His daughter said she wants the person responsible for putting him there to be held accountable.

“He's gotten massive injuries,” said daughter Nicole Baughman.

While a team of doctors focus on healing Bolton's broken bones and bruises, his daughter and police are on another mission.

“You hit my dad. Why didn’t they stop?” said Baughman.  

Baughman said her father went for a walk last week, and when he didn't return family began searching for him.

“My mom got in the car, drove down to the site and she called me at 9:22 p.m. and told me my dad had been hit,” said Baughman.

According to reports, Bolton's wife found him unconscious, bleeding, lying just feet away from his home in a fetal position.

“I come running out the front door and the street and found my dad laying,” said Baughman.

Initially believing he had fallen, the extent of his injuries, and his scattered possessions suggested otherwise.

“His shoe was found in the next-door neighbor’s drive and where his body lay and his cane found on the water meter,” said Baughman.                

Bolton only recalls stopping on his walk when it all went dark.

“He was facing the house leaning on his cane like this, trying to catch his breath, and the next thing we know he wakes up to hearing my mother,” said Baughman.

Police are now reviewing footage from several cameras. Del City police believe he was hit by a car.

“If anybody has any other kind of evidence, please come forward with it. My dad did not deserve this,” said Baughman.               

Baughman is grateful her father is still alive.

“It's good to be able to talk to my dad, my dad is there,” said Baughman. 

Del City police said a possible car of interest is described as a white four door vehicle with dark tint. It could have damage to the passenger side and mirror.

If you have any information, contact police.