EMTs assist a couple in the ambulance while Sallisaw employees remove their pickup truck from a light pole at the intersection of Cherokee and Choctaw Streets in Sallisaw Monday afternoon. The crash occurred at about 2:20 p.m., and the 71-year-old female passenger in the pickup truck was to be transported to a Fort Smith hospital for a possible head injury. City electric employees had to wait until the pickup truck was removed from the light pole before repairs could be made to the pole and stop light. In the meantime, a stop sign was placed at the intersection and drivers were warned to be aware of the stop sign, and that the stop light was not working. The stop light will most likely be repaired by Tuesday, they said.
Also, those driving through Sallisaw on Cherokee should be aware that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was remaking the center lane on Cherokee into a new turn lane on Monday.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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