A Collinsville woman remained in critical condition Saturday in a Tulsa hospital after being hurt in an injury collision early that morning.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Jamie Guinn of Troop B, Tulsa County detachment, Linda Stevens, 66, Collinsville, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet HHR westbound on I-44 about four-tenths of a mile east of 145th East Ave. in Rogers County when a 2006 Volvo S6 driven by Donna Jorgenson, 29, of Oklahoma City struck Ms. Stevens' vehicle from behind and sent the HHR into the cable barrier. The Volvo came to rest in the outside lane of traffic.
The accident occurred at approximately 2:37 a.m.
Ms. Stevens was taken by EMSA to St. Johns' Hospital in Tulsa and admitted in critical condition with head, trunk external, trunk internal, arm and leg injuries.
Ms. Jorgenson was also transported by EMSA to St. Johns' Hospital in Tulsa where she was treated and released with head, trunk external and arm injuries. There were two passengers in the Volvo, Robert Cates, 26, Tulsa, not injured and Charisse Farley, 35, Tulsa, who was also taken to St. Johns, treated and released with head and leg injuries.
The roadway where the accident occurred is four-lane divided and the weather was overcast but the pavement was dry, according to Trooper Guinn's report.
Both vehicles were equipped with seat belts and both drivers had their seat belts on. Mr. Cates had his seat belt on at the time of the accident but Ms. Farley did not.
Both vehicles had air bags and they deployed in the Volvo but did not in the HHR.
Trooper Guinn was assisted by OHP Troopers Mark Tschetter of Troop B Creek / Okmulgee County Detachment, and Troopers Whitaker Cochran and Russell Callicoat, both of Troop B, Tulsa County Detachment.
The report from the OHP did give a cause for the accident occurring.