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Failure to Stop at Traffic Sign Pivotal in Truck Crash

Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Sep 02, 2014 in Truck Accidents

Pick Up Truck Failure to Stop at Traffic Sign

Investigators have attributed the August 28 collision of two pickup trucks in Garvin County to one drivers failure to stop at a traffic sign.

At approximately 8 p.m. Thursday evening, a 1999 F-150 pickup truck traveling eastbound on a county road struck a 2014 F-150 after passing through a stop sign without coming to a halt. The accident happened roughly four miles south of Stratford.

The driver of the 1999 F-150 was identified as 25-year-old Bryce Cowan of Paoli. A report issued by Oklahoma Highway Patrol states that Cowans truck failed to stop at the sign prior to hitting the driver of the 2014 F-150, Steve Chamberlain, 46, of Wynnewood.

Authorities note that failure to stop at the traffic sign was the official cause of the accident. An investigation into the collision is pending.

The passenger in Cowans vehicle was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital for treatment of her injuries. Officials note her condition as stable, but that she required treatment for trauma to her head, arms, legs, and internal organs.

Cowan was treated and released at Pauls Valley General Hospital, as was Chamberlain.

Chamberlains passenger, a 9-year-old boy from Wynnewood whose identity has not been released, was not injured in the crash.

An officer from the Gavin County Detachment reported that all vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the truck accident

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