Ponca City residents injured in Payne County collision
Team Radio Marketing Group - December 10, 2017 9:03 am
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a personal injury collision occurred about 7:55 p.m. Friday on US177 at Yost Road, approximately 1 mile north of Stillwater, OK in Payne County.
The patrol said the accident involved a 2006 Pontiac Bonneville, driven by Daniel R. Grischowsky (SIC), 77, of Stillwater, OK. Grischowsky was transported to Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City by Life Flight. He was admitted with head and trunk injuries in stable condition.
The second vehicle involved was a 2011 Ford Sportage, driven by Lavell Cantwell (SIC), 85, of Ponca City, OK. Cantwell was transported by Lifenet to the Stillwater Medical Center. He was treated and released with arm and trunk injuries.
A passegner in Cantwell’s vehicle, Patricia Cantwell, 83, of Ponca City, OK, was transported by a Payne County Deputy to the Stillwater Medical Center where she was treated and released with trunk injuries.
The Highway Patrol’s report stated Grischowsky’s vehicle was southbound on US177 and Cantwell’s vehicle was northbound. Cantwell’s vehicle went left of center striking Grischowsky’s vehicle in the left side. Grischowsky was pinned for approximately 15 minutes and was freed by the Stillwater Fire Department. Seatbelts were equipped and in use in both vehicles. Airbags were equipped in both vehicles, but only deployed in Grischowsky’s vehicle. The report notes that the condition of both drivers was apparently normal. The cause of the collision is attributed to failing to inattentive driving.
Investigated by Trooper Anthony Harper # 239 of Payne County Detachment. Assisted by Payne County Sheriff’s Office, Stillwater Fire Department, Lifenet Ambulance Service, Life Flight.
This report is based on the trooper’s investigation of this collision; it may contain the opinion of the trooper.