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Tulsa Intersection Is Scary, Crazy

12:00 PM EDT on April 17, 2008

Do not go to 71st and Riverside Drive in Tulsa. I repeat, DO NOT GO TO 71ST AND RIVERSIDE DRIVE IN TULSA. After the jump, we'll tell you why.

First off, if you go to the drive-thru at the McDonald's there you might get shot.

A fast food customer remains in intensive care after being shot by an employee. It happened Sunday night at a McDonald's drive-thru window.

That's not the strange part, though. The person who got shot was apparently trying to protect someone else. This is where it gets weird.

"Just thank you, just thank you for being that prince in the shining armor," said Makayla Hall referring to Cox

Hall says she's been having a hard time. She was there on Sunday night when Erick Thurman, an off-duty McDonald's employee, opened fire on customer Jeff Cox.

"I just feel really disheartened over what happened, because of us," said Hall.

Hall ordered food at the drive-thru at 2 a.m. They waited for more than an hour. She went up to the window and asked for a refund. That's when she says the manager began cursing at her.

1. Prince in shining armor?
2. Waiting an hour+ for food at McDonald's? Are McDonald's in Tulsa different than everywhere else in the world?

If that's not enough, three days later, same exact intersection, this happens.

Tulsa Police have released the name of the woman killed Wednesday evening in an auto-pedestrian accident near 71st and Riverside Drive.


The driver of a SUV told police officers, he knew he hit something, but didn't know what it was. He stopped to check and found the woman lying in the road.


Tulsa Police say about an hour before Hewitt was hit, she had been involved in a traffic accident. The Hewitt's car had been towed and Tulsa Police believe she may have been going to call for a ride when she walked out into the road.

This poor lady gets into and survives a car accident, only to be hit and killed by another car an hour later? Our terrible OKC intersections have nothing on this one.

(thanks, once again, to Ryan from and apparent 71st and Riverside expert soonerchk for these stories)

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