A two-vehicle collision in Carter County, Oklahoma, yesterday took the lives of two people and left two others critically injured. According to reports from Tulsa’s 8 News, the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on State Highway 53, just outside the town of Graham, Oklahoma.
Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say that the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder was driving west on the road when she suddenly crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic. The SUV collided with another vehicle carrying two women and a child.
The driver of the Pathfinder was trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle for around 20 minutes before rescue crews were able to cut the woman free. She was transported to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore before being transferred to the OU Medical Center in critical condition. The 12-year-old girl who was riding in the vehicle that was struck was also airlifted to OU Medical Center in critical condition.
The driver and passenger in the vehicle that were struck died at the scene of the crash.
Investigators say they will continue to probe as to what made the driver of the Pathfinder cross the centerline.
The Oklahoma Auto Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would like to send their thoughts and condolences to the families of the two women who were killed in this tragic accident. The firm would also like to wish those who were injured a speedy recovery.