Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hydroplaning Causes Crash

Rescue workers said a young woman was lucky not to be seriously injured in a rollover crash during a rain storm on Tuesday.

According to Sallisaw Fire Department Rescue the crash occurred at about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday between Mile Marker 304 and 305 in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40.

The woman was driving a four-door Ford Fusion east when she lost control due to hydroplaning and ran off the road to the south. The vehicle overturned and came to a stop upside down after hitting a tree. The vehicle was destroyed, it was reported.

The woman was initially trapped in the vehicle until a passing truck driver stopped and was able to remove her. She was checked out on scene by Pafford EMS personnel and was reported to not be seriously injured.

Rescue workers said they were able to get the young woman’s belongings out of the vehicle, and cut the battery cables so the car would not catch on fire. Rescue personnel were on the scene for about 40 minutes.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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