By Jon Watje
A Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in an injury accident on Monday and was pinned in his car until emergency crews arrived.
“The accident is still under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office,” said Undersheriff Chris West.
A preliminary report stated that at 8:20 am on Monday morning, Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Mize was westbound on State Highway 152 while running code to assist with a call.
“A southbound vehicle failed to yield at the stop sign at Gregory Road, and entered the highway to make a left turn right into the Deputy’s path,” West said. “The Deputy took evasive action to the left but struck the other vehicle.”
Deputy Mize was wearing a seat belt and his doors would not open until firefighters freed him. He refused treatment at the scene and was treated and released later from INTEGRIS Hospital in Yukon.
The driver of the other vehicle, Koodampllathu G. Samuel, 71, was reported to be in serious condition and a passenger, Santhamma Samuel, 67, was reported to be in critical condition. They were transported via Mediflight to local hospitals.