Friday and Saturday were busy days for emergency personnel who responded to several crashes where the victims were careflighted from the scene.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the Bryan County Animal Hospital Saturday morning.
A car occupied by two people was traveling north on South 9th Avenue on it’s way to the animal hospital with a dog that was delivering puppies, according to witnesses at the scene.
The driver told an employee at the animal hospital that another vehicle cut her off, causing her to lose control and roll the car. The vehicle landed right side up on it’s wheels and the driver continued to the animal hospital to take care of their dog, a witness said.
Authorities requested a medical helicopter and it landed at the Durant Stockyards parking lot next to the animal hospital. The passenger in the vehicle, a boy, was careflighted to Parkland Hospital. The driver was transported to a hospital by ambulance.
Additional details on this accident were not available at press time.
A six-year-old Durant boy was flown to Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas, after being injured in a rollover crash at 5:15 p.m. Friday north of Achille on Hwy. 78.
Logan L. Farrell is in stable condition with a head injury, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Farrell was a passenger in a car driven by his grandmother, Linda C. Toombs, 58, Achille. According to the patrol, Toombs was distracted by her grandson when she drove off the roadway, overcorrected, and rolled one-half time. The vehicle landed on its top.
Toombs was taken to the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma and is in stable condition with internal trunk and head injuries, the patrol said.
Both wore seat belts, according to Trooper Scott King’s report.
In other crashes, two people injured Friday morning when a car turned in front of their motorcycle in the 1900 block of West Main Street are being treated at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, for multiple injuries.
Durant Police Capt. Ben Veenstra said the motorcycle was westbound on Main Street when the driver of an eastbound car attempted to turn north onto 19th Avenue and turned into the path of the cycle.
The motorcycle riders, a man and woman both in their 50s, were thrown from the cycle, according to Veenstra.
Two helicopters landed at 21st and Main to transport both victims to Parkland. A report on the accident was not available at press time Saturday. Veenstra said the man had a Texas driver’s license and the woman possessed an Alabama identification card. The female driver of the car was not injured.