Pocola Head-On Collision Sends Three To Hospital

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A head-on collision in Pocola sent three people to the hospital at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday (June 4), according to Sgt. Chaney with the Pocola Police Department.

A Ford sport utility vehicle collided head on with a flat-bed work truck belonging to Basin Bit Company, authorities say.

A woman was driving the SUV and had her leg trapped. The Jaws of Life had to be used to free her, Chaney said.

The woman driving the SUV was doing so on a suspended driver’s license. She said she fell asleep at the wheel, according to Chaney.

Police requested that EMT workers at the site of the accident take a blood alcohol test. Because of an unspecified reason, they were unable to do so. Authorities then requested the test be done when the woman arrived at the hospital, Chaney said.

A man was also in the SUV with the woman, and he was also taken to the hospital. Both were taken to Sparks Regional Medical Center, according to Chaney.

Both the man and the woman in the SUV had injuries that were described as “non-life threatening.”

The man driving the flat-bed truck was also driven to a local hospital by his employer.

The names of those involved in the accident have not been released by law enforcement.