A one-vehicle car accident and a motorcycle accident resulted in injuries to two Miami residents over the weekend.
COMMERCE/MIAMI – Two separate crashes in Ottawa County sent two Miami drivers to the hospital over the weekend.
The first crash occurred at 7:28 p.m. on Saturday. Aug. 12, on County Road 510 westbound, approximately four miles west of Commerce in Ottawa County.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Preston Konemann's report, a 2007 Chevrolet van driven by Delores Harrison, 53, of Miami, was traveling westbound on County Road 40 and departed the roadway striking a tree. Harrison's vehicle continued back onto the roadway crossing the centerline coming to rest in the eastbound lane.
Harrison was transported by Quapaw EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where she was admitted in stable condition with arm and internal trunk injuries.
The accident and driver's condition are listed as under investigation, and the OHP report indicates the weather was cloudy and wet, and seatbelts were equipped in the vehicle but not in use. The front air bag did deploy.
OHP was assisted by Quapaw EMS, the Quapaw Marshal Service, Commerce Fire Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.
The second crash took place at 9 p.m. on north/south County Road 590, three miles east of Miami in Ottawa County.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Konemann's report, a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by William Edwards, 57, of Miami, was traveling northbound on County Road 590 and departed the roadway to the right. Edwards laid the motorcycle on its right side before striking a concrete driveway causing it to turn over one-half time onto its left side.
Edwards was transported by Integris EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin and admitted with head, arm, and leg injuries in critical condition.
The OHP report indicates the cause of the collision as unknown and the condition of the driver is listed as having an odor of alcoholic beverages. Road and weather conditions are listed as dry and clear. A helmet was not in use.
OHP was assisted in this event by Miami Integris EMS, Quapaw Marshals, and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.
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