Collisions With Deer Injure Several Oklahomans This Weekend


Sunday, June 12th 2011, 11:07 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

UNDATED -- Collisions with deer sent some Oklahomans to the hospital this weekend, according to reports by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

One wreck happened at 7:47 p.m. on U.S. Highway 3 about 11 miles north of Valliant in McCurtain County. That wreck involved a passenger car filled with seven people including five children – and no one in the car was wearing a seatbelt.

Troopers say Amber DuMont, 27, was driving westbound on Highway 3 when she struck a deer that had entered the roadway. DuMont's 2007 Pontiac sedan ran off the road to the left, flipped a half time and struck a tree.

DuMont was taken by medical helicopter to a Texas hospital for head, trunk, arm and leg injuries. She was listed in stable condition. A 6-year-old passenger was taken to a McCurtain hospital with head injuries and was listed in stable condition.

Also in the car were 27-year-old Jeanee Jamison of Oklahoma City, a 10-year-old, 9-year-old, 8-year-old and a 7-year-old. All are listed as refusing treatment at the scene of the wreck.

Motorcyclist Herbert Smith, 55, of Oologah, was hospitalized after hitting a deer on a county road near Vera in Washington County.

Smith hit a deer that was crossing the roadway, lost control and struck a ditch and mailbox before coming to rest.

He was taken to a Tulsa hospital with arm and leg injuries where he was listed in stable condition.