Two injured in ATV accident on Sunday

Two girls were injured, with one transported to Durant and another airlifted to Oklahoma City, on Sunday following an ATV accident in Fort Towson on Sunday afternoon.

Rose Harris, 18 of Fort Towson, was driving a homemade ATV in town on Sunday at about 2:50 p.m. near the intersection of Pyron Street and Wilson Street, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The ATV was negotiating a curve on the city street, then departed the roadway to right and struck a tree.

Harris was transported by Choctaw County EMS to Choctaw Memorial Hospital and later transferred by Choctaw County EMS to Alliance Health in Durant, where she was admitted in guarded condition with leg injuries.

A 17-year-old passenger (name not released) was transported by McCurtain County EMS to Choctaw Memorial and later transferred by Medical Air Rescue Company to OU Adult Trauma in Oklahoma City, where she was admitted in guarded condition with leg and back injuries.

The cause of the accident was speed, according to the report.

The OHP was assisted in the investigation by the Sawyer Police Department, Fort Towson Fire Department, Swink Fire Department, Choctaw County EMS, and McCurtain County EMS.

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