Seven persons were injured Friday in three separate accidents in the Tri-County area.

A motorcyclist suffered head and facial injuries in an accident just before 10 p.m. Friday in Shawnee and was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital.

According to scanner reports, the driver, whose name was not released, was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene. Shawnee Fire Chief Jimmy Gibson said the man was not responsive at first, but showed some responsiveness before being transported from the scene to a nearby landing site for the helicopter.

The man was taken by ambulance from the scene on Seneca Street to Bryan and Independence streets to meet The University of Oklahoma Medical Center air ambulance. The helicopter lifted off with the patient at about 10:15 p.m.

Scanner reports from the helicopter crew, as they were inbound to the hospital, indicated the man was 43 years old, was conscious and had obvious facial injuries. It was not determined at that time if he had any other injuries.


Seven persons were injured Friday in three separate accidents in the Tri-County area.
A motorcyclist suffered head and facial injuries in an accident just before 10 p.m. Friday in Shawnee and was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital.
According to scanner reports, the driver, whose name was not released, was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene. Shawnee Fire Chief Jimmy Gibson said the man was not responsive at first, but showed some responsiveness before being transported from the scene to a nearby landing site for the helicopter.
The man was taken by ambulance from the scene on Seneca Street to Bryan and Independence streets to meet The University of Oklahoma Medical Center air ambulance. The helicopter lifted off with the patient at about 10:15 p.m.
Scanner reports from the helicopter crew, as they were inbound to the hospital, indicated the man was 43 years old, was conscious and had obvious facial injuries. It was not determined at that time if he had any other injuries.
Scanner reports also said  the man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Shawnee police officers, Shawnee firefighters and REACT EMS crews responded to the accident.
Earlier in the evening, traffic along Interstate 40 was slowed to a near halt for a time following a one-vehicle accident. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported the accident was a single-car rollover in the westbound lanes, just west of U.S. 177.
One person was taken by ambulance to Unity Health Center, but it was unknown at press time if that person was going to be treated and released or admitted.
An investigation is under way into cause of a traffic accident that injured five people Friday morning in Lincoln County.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident occurred about 10:04 a.m. on Thompson Road, just west of County Road 3420.
A 2008 Mazda 3 driven by Thomas Joseph Hennessey, 39, Bullhead City, Ariz., was eastbound on Thompson Road when he went left of center and swerved to miss an approaching vehicle, the OHP said, and struck a culvert.
The Mazda overturned twice, ejecting all four passengers, the patrol said.
Thomas Hennessey was taken by Cushing EMS to Cushing Regional Hospital, where he was treated for internal and external injuries, then released.
Passenger Leighann M. Hennessey, 21, Bullhead City, Ariz., also went by ambulance to Cushing Regional, then was taken by Air Evac helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City with neck and arm injuries, the report said. 
Jacob Andrew Hennessey, 1, Drumright, went by Medi Flight helicopter ambulance to OU Medial Center in Oklahoma City with head injuries. He was listed in critical condition.
Blake M. Hennessey, 18, Tryon, was taken to Cushing Regional Hospital, where he was treated for internal and arm injuries, then released.
Britton K. Pryor, 11, Tryon, was transported by Medi Flight to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City with internal trunk injuries, the OHP said. He was listed in fair condition.
The cause of the accident is listed as investigation pending. Seat belts were equipped, but not in use, the OHP said. Trooper Tyson Wright worked the crash with help from the Lincoln County sheriff’s office, Carney police and fire and Agra firefighters.
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