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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Grandmother, grandson hospitalized in crash

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  • An early morning accident left three people injured, two of which were mediflighted to Oklahoma City.
    Officer Brandon Godwin said the accident took place around 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Meridian and Cardinal roads. A 1994 Ford Ranger pick-up driven by Shane Hobby, 23, was traveling east on Cardinal Road and drove through a stop sign, Godwin said. The pick-up "T-boned" a 2011 Toyota Prius, driven by Janice Covey, 61, which was traveling south on Meridian Road. The impact turned Covey's vehicle onto the driver's side. Godwin said Hobby failed to attempt to stop, as there were no skid marks.
    Covey, who was traveling with her 4-year-old grandson, was trapped in the vehicle. First responders were able to remove the child from the vehicle and were forced to use an extraction tool to free Covey, who was able to stand up in the vehicle. The child was taken to Mercy Hospital Ardmore by the Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service, while Covey, along with Hobby, were mediflighted to St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. Godwin said Covey was in stable condition, with no life-threatening injuries. There was no update on Hobby.
    Hobby was traveling with Vince Pineda, 22, who did not require medical attention at the scene. Hobby was cited for failing to obey a traffic stop sign.
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