Newkirk man injured in accident

Ponca City Now - May 5, 2016 7:54 am

A Newkirk man was injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon at Enterprise Road and Brake Road, southeast of Newkirk.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 2:05 p.m. just west of the intersection, which is three miles south and five miles east of Newkirk.

John E. Mefford, 75, of Newkirk was driving a 2005 Suzuki EIGE 4 wheeler westbound on Brake Road when an animal crossed the road in front of the vehicle. Mefford lost control and the vehicle rolled once, coming to rest in the south ditch on some trees and a fence.

The patrol said Mefford was transported by Newkirk EMS to Ponca City Alliance Health Hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition with head and arm injuries.

The patrol was assisted by the Kay County Sheriff’s office, Kaw Nation, and Newkirk Fire and EMS.


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