Truck hits cow near Hollis

by Michael Bush, -

A since vehicle accident happened Wednesday near Hollis. A truck driver topped a hill and hit a cow causing the driver to lose control and roll the tractor-trailer.

According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the injury collision occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. on State Hwy 9 about 2 1/2 miles east of the state line in Harmon County, 16 miles north and about 2 miles west of Hollis.

Lance W. Hull, 57, of Spring Branch, Texas, was driving a 2011 Volvo tractor-trailer when he topped a hill and hit a cow in the roadway. Hull lost control and exited the roadway to the right and impacted a utility pole and an embankment. The impact caused the truck to roll 1/4 times, coming to rest on its driver’s side. Hull was pinned inside the vehicle for about 45 minutes before being freed by the Hollis Fire Department using the Jaws of Life.

Hull was transported by Harmon County EMS to Harmon Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in stable condition with internal trunk and leg injuries.

There were no passengers in the vehicle. No other vehicles were involved. Seat belts were equipped and in use. Airbags were equipped and deployed.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Shawn Laughlin #324 of the Greer County Detachment of Troop M. He was assisted by the Harmon County Sheriff’s Department, Harmon County EMS, Air-Evac,the Hollis Fire Department, and the Hollis Police Department.

by Michael Bush,

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