TULSA, Oklahoma -Pedestrian with Autism Hit by Car in hit-n-run. Reprint By Terence Morris, Founder, PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION. May 18, 2017 11:32 AM. Join PACE TULSA NOW…TEXT: PACEPAC TO: 22828 OR Register | Lost your password?.
Police believe they’ve found a Chevy Tahoe involved in a hit and run accident early Thursday that left an autistic Tulsa teen fighting for his life.
Officers are still looking for the driver.
Police shut down traffic in the 9000 block of East 31st Street for more than two hours after the 16 year old was hit while crossing the street at about 3:40 a.m.
Officers say the teen was wearing dark colored clothing when the Chevy Tahoe hit him in front of the Briar Village Shopping Center.
The teen’s mom reported him missing nearly 40 minutes before the accident.
Police say he’s autistic and he’s gone missing before.
“He’s what’s considered as a nonfunctional autistic child, which means he needs a lot of care,” said Tulsa Police Cpl. Brian Cullum.
Police had been searching for the driver of a white SUV since Feb. 23, when they found the abandoned vehicle at an apartment complex hours after the teenager was struck.
Shortly after police responded to the hit-and-run, they learned that the injured teen had been reported missing.
The teen was taken to a hospital, where he was induced into a coma and later died.
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