First lady Sarah Stitt is uninjured following a Thursday two-vehicle collision in Oklahoma City, said Sarah Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Questions surround car accident involving First Lady Sarah Stitt…
4:07 PM EST on December 21, 2020
Last Thursday, reports quietly hit the Oklahoma media wire that Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt's prayer warrior – First Lady Sarah Stitt – was involved in a two-vehicle injury car accident at NE 36th and Lincoln.
According to media reports, Ms. Stitt was uninjured in the accident, but the other motorist was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and released. Here are the 82 words the Tulsa World dedicated to the story:
Sarah Stitt was driving north on Lincoln Boulevard when her vehicle collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Northeast 36th Street at 1:54 p.m., Stewart said.
“It is still under investigation,” Stewart said of the crash. “One individual was transported out of the other vehicle with minor injuries, and the first lady was not injured.”
Yep, that's it. We just had a little car accident where, fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. Things like that happen all the time. Move along. There's nothing else to see here.
Or is there???
On Friday night, we received some dispatches via the Ogle Mole Network with more details about the accident. Update: We also acquired some photos from the scene.
Yep, that's right. Sarah Stitt apparently ran a red light and T-boned a motorist while driving a state vehicle in the middle of the afternoon. And we're not talking about any state vehicle. We're hearing it was an OHP law enforcement equipped SUV! You know, the fancy ones with flashing lights and sirens and dark tinted windows.
In addition to all that, I guess this isn't the first time she's wrecked a state car:
Wow. Did she get driving lessons from Preston Doerflinger or something? Is she trying to turn the state car fleet into her own personal Demolition Derby? It's a shame she doesn't have her own security detail to drive her around.
I couldn't find any info about these other accidents online. According to the Ogle Mole Network, that's because the Governor's Office and their friends at the OHP did a good job keeping them quiet... for now.
Anyway, if these reports from the Ogle Mole Network are correct, and as we know – they usually are – they lead to some questions like...
"Why was a rich woman who can literally afford to drive any vehicle she wants plowing around town in a big state-owned SUV if she doesn't work for the state?" or "What caused her to run a red light and strike a car in the middle of the afternoon?" or "Did she have to take a drug test or anything like that?"
It may take a while for those questions to be answered. Although the accident occurred in Oklahoma City, the case was conveniently handled by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
I called the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to get more details about the original wreck and was instructed to go to the open records request route. Hopefully, that request works out better than our previous ones.
I guess we'll follow this story and let you know if there are any updates. Hopefully, the real journalists who are supposed to cover this state see all this, pursue the story, and then don't give us any credit when / if they report what they find. That's usually how it works.
UPDATE: We acquired the following photos of the accident via the Ogle Mole Network. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We'll keep you advised.