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Hit-and-run accident at University of Central Oklahoma sends two women to hospital

A hit-and-run Thursday evening near the University of Central Oklahoma sent two female students to the hospital, authorities said.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: March 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm •  Published: March 29, 2012
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A hit-and-run of two women Thursday night near the University of Central Oklahoma sent both to the hospital, authorities said.

UCO Assistant Police Chief Ted Jones said the women, who are UCO students, were walking about 8:30 p.m. eastbound on Ayers Avenue near Chambers Library, 100 N University Drive. They were in the street when a dark-colored van struck them both, Jones said.

Witnesses told police the van was speeding, he said.

Lara O'Leary, spokeswoman for Emergency Medical Services Authority, said both women were taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. One was in serious condition, while the other woman's injuries weren't considered an emergency, O'Leary said.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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