MEAD – One person was transported by Air Evac from an accident about four miles west of Mead at around 3:10 on Friday afternoon.
Karson Rogers, 21 of Mead, was driving a 2015 Dodge Ram westbound on U.S. Highway 70 and came to a stop at Ranger Station Road to make a left turn when a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Christopher Bumpass, 29 of Hendrix, also westbound on 70, impacted the Ram in the rear for an unknown reason, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Bumpass was flown by Air Evac to Plano Medical Center, in Plano, Texas and admitted in critical condition with head and trunk internal injuries. He was pinned for approximately 20 minutes before being extricated West Bryan County Fire Department using the Hurst Tool.
A 4-year-old boy in the vehicle with Bumpass was not injured. Rogers was not injured, either.
Seatbelts were equipped and in use by both drivers and a child restraint in use by the passenger, according to the report.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Troop E of the OHP was assisted by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan County EMS, Air Evac, and West Bryan County Fire Department.