Hollis teens injured in weekend accident


by Michael Bush, - fbush@civitasmedia.com



A one-vehicle accident happened Sunday on a county road in Harmon County about 1/4 mile west and 1/4 miles north of Hollis. The name of the driver and the names of the passengers were all withheld.

According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old Hollis male was driving a bronze 2004 Ford Escape with four juvenile passengers when the accident occurred.

The vehicle was eastbound on County Road 1600 and was said to be going in excess of the posted speed limit. He failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of County Road 1600 and County Road 1700 and then lost control, departed the roadway to the right, overcorrected to the left, and rolled approximately two times landing on its wheels approximately 200 feet east of County Road 1700 on the north side of County Road 1600. The driver and three of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle for an unknown distance.

The driver was treated and released. A 16-year-old passenger was transported by private vehicle to Harmon Memorial Hospital with trunk internal injuries and was treated and released.

Passenger two, a 14-year-old female, was transported by Harmon County EMS to Harmon Memorial Hospital and then transferred to University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital by Air EVAC. She was admitted in critical condition with head injuries. Passenger three, a 14-year-old female, was transported by Harmon County EMS to Harmon Memorial Hospital and then transferred to University of Oklahoma Medical Center by Air EVAC. She was admitted in critical condition with trunk internal and extremity injuries. Passenger four, a 14-year-old female, was transported by Harmon County EMS to Harmon Memorial Hospital and then transferred to University of Oklahoma Medical Center by Jackson County EMS. She was admitted in stable condition with extremity injuries.

No other vehicles were involved, and the accident is still under investigation. Seatbelts were equipped but not in use.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Kyle Shaw #536 of the Harmon County Detachment of Troop M, and was assisted by the Harmon County Sheriff’s Office and Harmon County EMS.

by Michael Bush,

fbush@civitasmedia.com

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