Three vehicles were involved in a collision on Verdigris River Bridge after a driver, reportedly traveling at an unsafe speed, lost control of their vehicle.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that the collision occurred on Hwy.412, westbound, on the Verdigris River Bridge, approximately five miles west of Inola around 7:49 p.m. Wednesday.
They report that the incident involved three vehicles: A 2015 Chevy Impala driven by a 32-year old Enid woman with three passengers, a 2005 Dodge pickup with “driver information under investigation” and a 1999 Dodge Caravan driven by a 51-year old Arkansas man.
OHP reports, “Traffic was slowing due to previous accidents caused by ice on the roadway. Vehicle 1, the Impala, lost control and struck the Dodge pickup. The pickup then went sideways and was struck by vehicle three, the Caravan.
No one in the Impala was injured, according to OHP.
The driver of the second vehicle, whose information is under investigation, “walked out of the emergency room before being seen.” The driver and passenger of the third vehicle were transported to a Tulsa hospital. The driver was treated and released with head injuries and the passenger, who was reportedly pinned in the vehicle for 20 minutes before being extricated by Oak Grove Fire Department, was admitted in stable condition.
The cause of collision is listed in the OHP report as unsafe speed considering the icy roadway and freezing rain.