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Vehicle flipped in neighborhood accident

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LAWTON, Okla._A van T-boned an SUV and sent it spinning out of control, hitting a streetlight pole and then flipping it over.

The accident happened just after noon when a van failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of northwest Fourth Street and Columbia Avenue in central Lawton. Police blocked traffic in the neighborhood for about 45 minutes while crews cleared the wrecked cars and a downed streetlight.

Luckily, no one suffered major injuries, but it was still a huge scare. This is just another reason why people should take extra precaution when driving through an intersection.

Both of the cars were totaled from the accident. The driver in the white vehicle had to be taken to the hospital after being trapped in the car but Sergeant Robert Meurant of the Lawton Police Department says they will be okay.

"The solo occupant of the white Honda CRV was temporarily pinned in the vehicle and Lawton fire was able to extract him. He was transported to Comanche County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries," said Sgt. Meurant.

The car has been flipped back over, firefighters have cleaned up the debris, but now it's PSO's turn to repair the light pole. Although every one involved in the accident is okay, Sergeant Meurant advises that people slow down in neighborhoods, especially during the summer time.

"This is a residential area, and it's a heavily traveled area bypass through the neighborhood. Folks need to slow down. It's summer time. Let's pay attention to these stop signs, yield signs and be a little bit more careful during our travels," said Sgt. Meurant.

As a reminder, the speed limit in a neighborhood is 25 miles per hour. There's no word yet about whether or not any tickets will be issued.

 

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