A man suffered injuries Sunday while trying to move a turtle on Route 66 near Claremore, Oklahoma.
The Tulsa World reported:
Phillip Smith, 79, of Claremore, stopped his vehicle around 9:45 a.m. on Oklahoma 66, less than 2 miles north of Claremore, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Smith was attempting to “save a turtle,” troopers state in the report.
A 1999 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jerry Frazier, 57, struck the parked Lexus. The parked Lexus then struck Smith, according to the report.