OTTAWA COUNTY - A Grove woman, Miami teen and a Wyandotte couple were injured in two separate automobile accidents in Ottawa County on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Those injured were Joyce W. Maxson, 71, Grove who is listed in stable condition at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., and Donald J. Durborow, 52, Wyandotte who was treated and released from INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, along with 50-year-ild Kelly J. Durborow who was admitted in good condition with an arm injury to INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Heath Center.
A 17-year-old girl from Miami, was driven by private transport to the INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, where she was treated and released.
According to the investigated by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Micah Stinnett, at 10:13 p.m. on Hwy. 59 and County Road 160, approximately four miles south and two miles west of Miami, a semi-truck, driven by Mitchell R. Still, 49 of Laurence, S.C., was improperly backing westbound onto County Road 160 when the vehicle driven southbound by Maxson struck the trailer. She was pinned for approximately 35 minutes before being freed by the Afton Fire Department.
Cause of the accident was improper backing, according to the trooper's report.
Earlier on Wednesday, at 6:32 p.m. at Hwy. 10 and County Road S 590, approximately one mile east of Miami, a car driven by a 17-year-old girl from Miami, was stopped at a stop sign on County Road S 590 waiting to turn west on Hwy. 10 when a pickup, not involved in the accident, turned south onto County Road S 590 from Hwy. 10, obstructing the girl's view of a vehicle driven by Durborow, traveling east on Hwy. 10 on the inside lane. The girl drove into the path of the Durborow vehicle, according to the report by Oklahoma State Highway Patrolman Will Langley.
The cause of the accident was failure to yield from stop sign, according to the trooper.