Monday, June 15, 2020

Two Vehicle Accident Injuries Four

A two vehicle accident that occurred Sunday left three injured.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) report, the accident occurred at 6:13 p.m. on US Highway 59 and County Road East 1020, approximately three miles north of Sallisaw.

The report states that Rebecca D. Hatfield, 32, of Stigler was pulling into a private drive to secure loose objects in the bed of the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado she was driving. Hatfield attempted to re-enter the roadway, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by Cody Thomas, 28, of Sallisaw who was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram.

Both Hatfield and a juvenile passenger in her vehicle were ejected an unknown distance from the point of impact.  A seatbelt was in use by the juvenile but not Hatfield. 

Hatfield and the juvenile passenger were transported by Air Evac to St Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Hatfield was admitted in good condition with head, arm, and leg injuries. The juvenile was treated and released with head, arm, and leg injuries. 

Another passenger in the vehicle, Travis Hatfield, 35, of Stigler was transported to Baptist Hospital  in Fort Smith where he was treated and released with head, arm and leg injuries.

Thomas was transported by private vehicle to Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah where he was treated and released with trunk internal injures. A seatbelt was in use by Thomas.

The cause of the accident was listed as failure to yield from a private drive. 

OHP was assisted at the scene by Brushy Fire Dept., Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, Pafford EMS and Air Evac.

KXMX News Staff 

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