A Shawnee youth was seriously injured in a one-vehicle traffic accident in far northern Oklahoma and an Ada driver suffered critical injuries in a Seminole County traffic crash.
State Trooper Coby Snyder identified the injured Shawnee youth as Manden K. Pettigrew, 17, driver of a 2008 Ford pickup truck. Pettigrew reportedly suffered head and trunk injuries as he was ejected from the truck about 40 feet from point of rest, the trooper said.
He was transported by Medford Ems to Bass Hospital in Enid where he was listed in stable condition.
The accident occurred Friday afternoon on SH 11 two miles east of SH 132 in Grant County, according to the trooper’s report.
Snyder said the pickup truck was westbound on SH 11 when Pettigrew apparently fell asleep. The vehicle struck a bridge guardrail and cement bridge abutment leaving the roadway and coming to rest on its top in a creek.
The trooper reported the truck was equipped with seat belts but not in use. Condition of the driver was listed as sleepy and cause of the collision was listed as apparently sleepy. Snyder, of the Grant County detachment, was assisted by troopers Robert Cottrill and John Marion, the Grant County Sheriff’s, Office, Medford Ems, and Haley Fire Department.
In the Seminole County collision Marnie Walls, 39, of Ada, reportedly suffered trunk internal and trunk external injuries. She was Medi-flighted to OU Medical Center In Oklahoma City where she was listed in critical condition.
Trooper Scott Aldridge of the Seminole County detachment of Trooper D in McAlester reported Walls was driving a 2008 Chevrolet pickup eastbound on SH 39 Friday morning one mile west of SH 99. According to his report, the vehicle ran off the roadway to the left, overturned two times, coming to rest upright. Walls was ejected an unknown distance, the trooper said.
Condition of the driver was listed as unknown and cause of the collision was reported as inattention.
Even though the truck was equipped with seat belts, they were not in use, the trooper reported.