Overnight traffic accident sends woman to a Tulsa hospital

Tuesday, April 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A woman is fighting for her life after she was partially thrown from her car during an accident. It happened around three-o'clock Tuesday morning on the Keystone Expressway.

Authorities say the driver was westbound when for some reason she went off the road. Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Darrick Eades, “striking a guardrail, going airborne into the ditch, striking the ditch, going airborne from there coming to rest up against a traffic since, it impacted the traffic sign its final point of rest.”

The woman was pinned underneath the car, but managed to call 911 for help. Authorities had to roll the car off her and used the Jaws of Life to get her out. We don't have the woman's name, but she is currently in critical condition.

Troopers say she was "NOT" wearing a seatbelt.