Emergency vehicles crowd the intersection of U.S. Highways 83 and 412 at Bryan’s Corner, Okla., Sunday afternoon after a van carrying eight people turned into the path of a Tahoe SUV, injuring a 52-year-old woman who was thrown out the back seat window of the van. Courtesy photo
Collision at Bryan’s Corner, Okla., severely injures 52-year-old Texas woman
By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
An Austin, Texas, woman is listed in stable condition in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital following a wreck Sunday afternoon in Bryan’s Corner, Okla.
Around 4:30 p.m., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevy Venture, driven by Eunice Jimenez San Juan, 19, of Austin, was southbound on U.S. Highway 83, with a 2008 GMC Tahoe, driven by Jeffrey Kent Bauer, 50, of Guymon, was westbound on U.S. Highway 412.
The OHP reported the Venture was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of the two highways, and the Tahoe was approaching the intersection. The Chevy then pulled from the stop sign into the GMC’s lane of travel, and at that time, the two vehicles collided.
The report indicated the Venture rotated 195 degrees, ejecting one passenger out of the left rear window before coming to rest in the upright position.
The Tahoe then departed the road to the left and struck a guide wire, continued southbound until striking a power pole and coming to rest in the upright position.
The OHP said San Juan was pinned in the vehicle for about 45 minutes before being freed by the Perryton, Texas, Fire Department.
One passenger in San Juan’s vehicle, Maria Guadalupe Jimenez San Juan, 52, of Austin, was first taken to Ochiltree General Hospital in Perryton and later transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, where she was admitted with trunk internal injuries. She is listed in stable condition, according to the OHP.
Both San Juan and Bauer were taken to Ochiltree General Hospital, where they were treated and released, as were several passengers in the Venture.
Those include Sampiago Santiago, 53, of Austin and five unnamed children, ages 11, 9, 7, 14 and 12, all of Austin.
Another unnamed child, age 9, was taken by Apollo Mediflight to Northwest Texas Hospital and treated and released.
Seat belts were equipped in both vehicles, but in use by neither the drivers, nor the passengers, according to the OHP.