Partial overturn injures semi truck driver just east of Wyandotte.
WYANDOTTE – The driver of a semi truck was injured Thursday afternoon in a partial turnover accident just east of Wyandotte.
According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, just before 3:15 p.m. on July 26 a semi truck driven by Tesfom Gebrekidan, 29, of Dallas, was traveling northbound on State Highway 10 when the accident occurred.
Investigating OHP Trooper Marcus Murphy outlines in his report that Gebrekidan failed to negotiate a left-hand curve about one mile east of Wyandotte, which resulted in a partial overturn onto US 60.
Gebrekidan was injured in the collision and transported by Quapaw Tribal EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where he was admitted in stable condition with head and arm injuries.
Trooper Murphy notes in his report the condition of the driver was apparently normal and lists the probable cause of the collision as an unsafe speed on a curve/turn.
Gebrekidan was wearing a seatbelt and airbags did not deploy.
Road conditions were listed as wet due to rain.
Trooper Murphy was assisted by Lt. Rick Mendez of Troop L, Trooper Chris Garner of The Ottawa County Detachment of Troop L, Trooper Jeff Laue of the Ottawa County Detachment of Troop L, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, BIA, Eastern Shawnee Tribal Police and the Wyandotte Fire Department.