A collision injured a Bluejacket couple at 9:30 p.m. Friday on Oklahoma State Highway 25 and County Road 4440 near Bluejacket in Craig County.
BLUEJACKET- A collision injured a Bluejacket couple at 9:30 p.m. Friday on Oklahoma State Highway 25 and County Road 4440 near Bluejacket in Craig County.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Preston Konemann’s report, a 1993 Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck driven by Treston Medearis, 18, of Vinita was parked on the roadway at State Highway 25 and County Road 440.
A second vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck driven by Chancie Nigh, 89, of Bluejacket, was traveling eastbound on SH 25 and struck Medearis’ truck in the rear. Nigh’s truck departed the roadway to the right drove through a fence and came to a rest in a clearing.
Medearis was not injured.
Nigh was transported by personal vehicle to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where he was treated for head, arm, and leg injuries before being released in good condition.
After being pinned for 20 minutes Nigh’s passenger, Bernice Nigh, 82, of Bluejacket was extricated by the Bluejacket Fire Department and was transported by Life Flight to Freeman Hospital in Joplin and admitted in good condition with head, arm and leg injuries.
Trooper Konemann lists the condition of the driver as apparently normal and the weather as clear at the time of the collision. Airbags were equipped in both vehicles and did deploy in Nigh’s truck and seatbelts were in use as well in Nigh’s vehicle.
OHP Trooper Konemann of the Craig County detachment of Troop L was assisted in the event by the Craig County Sheriff’s Office, Bluejacket Fire Department, Mercy Regional EMS and Life Flight.
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