NPD Investigates Critical Injury Collision Following Pursuit

Date of Press Release: 
Tue, 01/23/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department initiated a traffic stop near Main Street and Berry Road at approximately 9 a.m. Monday on a Ford F-150 that the officer had witnessed run a stop sign and stoplight. After the officer made contact with driver, the driver drove away from the traffic stop. At this time, the officer initiated a pursuit. The driver continued northbound on Berry Road past Robinson, and then drove over a median onto Flood Avenue. The driver turned onto Lexington Avenue and continued northbound on Industrial Boulevard before heading eastbound on Rock Creek Road.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Rock Creek Road and Porter Avenue, broadsiding a Ford Mustang that was traveling southbound on Porter. The collision pushed the Ford Mustang into a Toyota Tacoma that was also traveling southbound on Porter adjacent to the Ford Mustang and then into a Honda Civic stopped to turn westbound onto Rock Creek Road. In total, four vehicles were involved in the collision.

Following the collision, the driver of the Ford F-150 exited his vehicle and attempted to run away from the scene. After a short foot pursuit, an officer deployed his Taser and the driver was taken into custody without further incident.

The driver of the Ford F-150 has been identified as 37-year-old Jimmy Hinson. Hinson suffered minor injuries. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation before being transported to the Cleveland County Detention Center. Hinson had
two outstanding warrants for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to pay child support. He was also booked into on complaints of failure to stop for a stop sign, failure to stop for a stoplight, aggravated eluding of a peace
officer, driving under suspension, no valid insurance, obstruction, and leaving the scene of a serious bodily injury collision.

The driver of the Ford Mustang has been identified as 22-year-old Austin Shaw. Shaw was transported by EMSSTAT to OU Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma has been identified as 53-year-old Brent Anderson. Anderson was transported by EMSSTAT to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. The vehicle’s passenger, 54-year-old Revelyn
Anderson, was also transported by EMSSTAT to a local hospital where she was also treated and released for minor injuries.

The driver of the Honda Civic has been identified as 26-year-old Crystal Sheehy. Sheehy was transported by EMSSTAT to OU Children’s Hospital for precautionary purposes due to her pregnancy.  

The intersection of Rock Creek Road and Porter Avenue was closed for approximately five hours while the scene was
investigated. The collision remains under investigation by the NPD/OUPD Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT).