TULSA, Okla. - A violent crash came close to killing a woman in south Tulsa late Wednesday afternoon, with some witnesses calling her survival a "small miracle."
It happened at the interchange of U.S. 169 and E. 91st Street about 4:00 p.m.
An SUV headed east and turning onto the northbound ramp failed to yield to another SUV which was westbound, according to Capt. Rick Helberg of the Tulsa Police Department.
The eastbound SUV broadsided the westbound SUV, which then hit the curb, went airborne, and flipped, landing on its roof.
The driver was ejected through the sunroof, with the vehicle landing on top of her.
Police and firefighters initially believed they had a fatality accident on their hands.
However, the SUV landed partially on the curb, which left just enough space underneath for the woman to breath, Helbert told KRMG at the scene.
She and two others were transported to area hospitals from that vehicle.
The other driver was uninjured.
The wreck shut down all lanes of E. 91st St. wesbound and one lane eastbound, plus the onramp to northbound 169, for about an hour and a half.