Icy conditions contributed to a two-car collision on the Cowskin (Elk River) Bridge that injured three people Monday afternoon, according to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Jeanette Speer, 37, of Fairland was transported to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO where she was listed in fair condition. She sustained head, arm, leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries, the patrol said.
Robert Carnahan, 49, of Gravette, AR was also transported to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO with head, arm, leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries. He was listed in fair condition.
Shawna Carnahan, 51, was transported to Integris Grove General Hospital where she was listed in fair condition. She sustained leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries, according to the patrol.
The patrol said Speer was headed north on U.S. Highway 10 around 2:45 p.m. when she lost control on the icy bridge and went into a broad slide and crossed the centerline.
According to the patrol, the Carnahan vehicle was headed south and struck the Speer vehicle on the passenger side door.
Grove Police Chief Mark Morris said officers responded to a total of 12 accidents in the Grove area Monday, including accidents on Honey Creek and Sailboat Bridges.
On Tuesday, Morris said, there were only two accidents reported in the city limits.
As of press time, three accidents had been reported Wednesday.
“All in all, it wasn’t too bad in town,” Morris said. “We could have had a lot more accidents than we did, but drivers were taking it slow and staying off the roads.”