Fairfax resident injured after colliding with a firetruck

October 21, 2022 | Headlines

HOMINY — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that an injury accident involving a firetruck occurred at 2:40 p.m. today at the intersection of Oklahoma 99 and Ballard Road, approximately 1.4 miles north of Hominy in Osage County.

Troopers report that a 1972 Fire Engine driven by Peter Anderson, 48, Ralston, was traveling northbound on Oklahoma 99, adjacent to a grass fire while Fairfax resident Valerie Morgan, 59, was traveling south on Oklahoma 99 in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra.

Troopers report that Anderson became disoriented due to the smoke and stopped the fire truck in the middle of the northbound and southbound lanes. 

Morgan reportedly struck the fire truck head on. 

Hominy Fire Department extricated Morgan after approximately 20 minutes of being pinned, utilizing the Hurst Tool. Morgan was airlifted to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa where she is admitted in stable condition with head and internal trunk injuries.

Anderson was not injured.

Troopers cite the cause of the accident as smoke over the roadway.

Seatbelts; Vehicle 1: Equipped; Not in Use: Vehicle 2: Equipped; Not in use

Airbags: Vehicle 1: N/A: Vehicle 2: Equipped; Front deployed

Roadway: Smoke over roadway

Investigated by Trooper James Armstrong No. 246 of the Pawnee/Osage County Detachment of Troop K. Assisted by Hominy Fire Department, Hominy Police Department, Osage County Sherriff’s Office, and MediFlight.

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