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Car crash in west Lawton sends 2 to hospital

LAWTON Okla_ A head-on crash in northwest Lawton Friday injured two people. One is in serious condition. 

It happened around 11:30 AM on Cache Road between Goodyear Boulevard and Northwest 82nd street. Investigators say witnesses saw the SUV driving east on Cache Road and a pickup going west, when it appeared the SUV crossed the center line.

Lawton Police Captain Craig Akard said the two drivers were the only people involved. The driver of the SUV was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital in serious condition.

The pickup driver was taken to Comanche County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the SUV driver to cross the center line.

Lawton police captain Craig Akard said the accident scene looked severe, but both drivers made it out alive.

"The individual in the SUV wasn't trapped," Akard said. "But, we had to wait until fire got there to use some of their tools to get him out. The driver of the pickup was dazed."

Witnesses told police the SUV appeared to cross into oncoming traffic.

"We don't know what the circumstances were that caused it to go across the center line," Akard said.

He said car safety features played a crucial role in saving the lives of both drivers.

"Either one of them coming out of this accident would be a good testament to the way that they build cars now and days… and the airbags."

The accident did shut down east and west-bound traffic for a few hours, but the road has been opened again.

Captain Akard said at this time, they are not releasing the names of the drivers until the families have been notified.

 

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