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Jaws of life used to free accident victim

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Altus Police responded to an accident with injury Wednesday afternoon, at approx. 2:45 p.m., at the intersection of N. Main and Sutherland.
The investigation showed that the driver of a 2013 Dodge pick-up, driven by Benjamin Estes, 27, was south bound on North Main. Estes was approaching the intersection of Main and Sutherland when he told police a vehicle turned in front of his.
The driver of a 2010 Toyota Camry, Carrie Phillips, 65, told police she was east bound at the intersection of Main and Sutherland, attempting to turn north, when her vehicle was struck by the pick-up.
The Phillips vehicle was struck on the drivers side. Phillips was pinned in her vehicle for approximately 15 minutes, and was later freed by the Altus Fire Department using the jaws of life. Phillips was transported to Jackson County Memorial Hospital by EMS personnel with head injuries.
Witnesses at the scene gave conflicting statements to police as to which vehicle had the green light, and which vehicle had the red light. No citations were issued.
In a separate accident, police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian accident at approximately 6:40 a.m. this morning in the 200 block of East Liveoak. The investigation shows that Richard Haga, 49, was walking his dog in the 200 block of South Spurgeon when he was struck by a south bound 2000 Ford Pick-up, driven by Toby Green, 30. Green told police he did not see the pedestrian walking because it was dark. Haga told police he was not injuried and no citations were issued.

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