Woman Spends Two Days In Overturned Car


Monday, October 22nd 2007, 8:36 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A 78-year-old woman spent two days in an overturned car before an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper found her.

Betty McCord was hospitalized in fair condition after being pulled from the wreckage off State Highway 9 in Seminole County.

In a telephone interview from her bed at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, McCord said Monday that she had injuries to her knees, her ankles and her head.

"I was hanging upside down in a car for two days; you talk about some kind of horrible," she said. "I couldn't get out of the car. There was no way out and believe me I would have found it if there was."

She said she doesn't know how or why she ran off the road.

She was reported missing by relatives in Wetumka after she failed to show up for a planned visit, said Captain Chris West, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman.

McCord called her granddaughter about 7:30 p.m. Friday while on the way for a visit. She never arrived.

Patrol troopers, along with Seminole County sheriff's deputies, searched the stretch of road McCord should have been traveling.

West said a trooper noticed skid marks Sunday and walked through some brush to find her car.

"She ran off the road to the south about 75 yards through some bushes," West said. "She couldn't get out. She had a head wound, but she was coherent and able to talk."

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