Ethan Bates Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Hwy 51 in Sand Springs
Where: Highway 51 at or near the intersection with West 113th Street in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
What Happened: Cyclist was struck by a tractor-trailer while riding his bike near or on the roadway.
- Ethan Bates, cyclist.
- Unidentified tractor-trailer driver.
- Ethan Bates, 21, sustained a broken leg and other unspecified injuries.
On or about Monday, October 5th, 2020, around 6:00 in the morning, 21-year-old Ethan Bates was struck by a tractor-trailer while riding his bike in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
Police have reason to believe Bates was riding his bike somewhere in the vicinity of Highway 51 when he was was struck by a passing tractor-trailer at or near the intersection with West 113th Street. Paramedics transported Bates to nearby hospital in order to be treated for leg and hip injuries.
Given the early hour of the accident, was visibility an issue? Could the truck driver see Bates? Could Bates see the tractor-trailer? Where was each participant in the road at the time of the accident?
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