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Mustang and Oklahoma City firefighters worked to free the driver of a semi that rolled over on State Highway 4 about a mile south of the Mustang city limits. (Staff photo by Jon Watje)
 

By Jon Watje
Managing Editor 

Mustang firefighters responded to a semi rollover just south of the city limits on Friday morning.

A truck carrying scrap metal traveling north on State Highway 4 went off the roadway and rolled over about a mile south of Mustang.

"Oklahoma City asked us for assistance and we sent a rescue truck, an engine and man power," said Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman.

Once emergency crews were on scene, they found the truck on the side of the road with debris all over the roadway with the semi laying on its side in the ditch.

Both Mustang and Oklahoma City firefighters worked to free the driver of the truck, who was pinned for a long period of time.

Investigators said a vehicle attempted to make a U-turn into the northbound lanes of Highway 4, but overshot it and started to back up into oncoming traffic. The semi, traveling northbound, swerved to avoid the vehicle, lost control and rolled.

"I believe the driver was pinned for about 45 minutes," Hickman said. "Once he was free, he was medaflighted to a local hospital."

Gregory Milburn, 58, was flown to OU Medical Center and suffered broken ribs and a broken neck.

He is expected to make a full recovery.


Visitor Comments
 
Submitted By: Donald J Kaleta Submitted: 3/12/2014
Search Deformablekingpin for a common sense resolve fo forbid a Tractor to follow to it's Destruction when these T/T Rollover accidents are IMMINENT; saving it's occupants of Men, Women and Children from Harm & Death.DJK





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