Two Shawnee residents suffered injuries in a Pottawatomie County rollover accident while a motorcyclist was critically injured in Seminole County when his cycle struck the cable barrier, according to reports released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The Pottawatomie County accident occurred Monday along SH 102, just south of Cemetery Road, as a 2012 Dodge Avenger was being driven northbound by Monique Munoz, 21, Shawnee.
Trooper Troy Thompson’s report shows the driver admitted she reached down to pick up a cell phone and took her eyes off the roadway. The vehicle ran off the roadway to the right, the OHP reported, with Munoz overcorrecting and causing the vehicle to roll.
She was transported by private vehicle to OU Medical Center after being treated at the scene for head, arm and leg injuries, the patrol reported.
Her passenger, Vincent Munoz, 21, was taken by REACT EMS ambulance to St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition for treatment of head and back injuries, the OHP said.
Cause of the collision was listed as inattentive driver, the OHP said.
Seatbelts were in use by the driver, but it was unknown for the passenger.
The Seminole County accident occurred about 11:03 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 40 at mile maker 195.8.
A 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Timothy Mathis White, 59, McAlester, was eastbound on I-40 when the motorcycle diverted to the left and struck the cable barrier, ejecting the motorcyclist, the OHP reported.
Trooper Tony Lemay’s report shows White was airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted in critical condition with massive injuries.
The report shows the driver was ill at the time of that accident.