A Grove man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at approximately 5:44 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26, on State Highway 10, approximately six miles south of Wyandotte.
According to the report issued by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Laue, Paul Elrod, 87, Grove, was southbound on State Highway 10, in a 2013 Ford Explorer, while Robbie Qualls, 43, Baxter Springs, Kansas, was northbound on the same roadway in a 1988 Ford Bronco.
According to Laue, Elrod's vehicle went left of center and struck Qualls' Bronco head on.
Elrod was pinned for approximately 45 minutes before being extracted by members of the Wyandotte and Seneca Cauyuga Fire Departments. He was transported by Quapaw Tribe Emergency Medical Services to INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in Grove, where he was treated and released.
Qualls was pinned for approximately one hour before being extricated by the fire department members. He was transported by AeroCare to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri where he was admitted in stable condition with head, trunk internal and trunk external injuries.
The cause of the collision was listed as "driving left of center," and the condition of both drivers was listed as "apparently normal." Seatbelts were in use by both drivers, and the weather condition was listed as cloudy, but the roadway was dry.
Two car collision east of Afton
In a separate incident a Vinita woman was injured in a two vehicle incident at approximately 5:38 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 28, in a collision near the intersections of County Road 520 and 225, approximately a half mile east of Afton.
According to the report issued by OHP Trooper Preston Konemann, Lisa Goforth, 41, Vinita, was driving her 2006 Dodge southbound on County Road 520, while Jaimee Davis, 35, Afton, was traveling northbound on County Road 520.
When the two vehicles met at the "Y-intersection," Davis attempted to make a left turn on to County Road 225, and was struck by Goforth.
Goforth was pinned in her vehicle for approximately 17 minutes before being extracted by Afton Fire Department by an unknown method. She was transported by Life Flight to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, where she was admitted in stable condition with head and leg injuries.
Davis was transported by Miami INTEGRIS Emergency Medical Services to Miami INTEGRIS Hospital in Miami, where she was treated, but not admitted, for head, arm and leg injuries.
The condition of both drivers was listed as "apparently normal", with the cause of the collision listed as "failed to yield from yield sign."
Both vehicles were equipped with airbags and seat belts, with both in use. The condition of the roadway was listed as dry, with the weather clear.
Koemann was assisted by OHP Trooper Chris Ellison, members of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Afton Fire Department..