Pawhuska woman injured in two-vehicle accident

Mike Erwin | Pawhuska Journal-Capital

A 26-year-old Pawhuska woman was hospitalized with head and trunk injuries Sunday night following a two-vehicle collision approximately 22 miles north of town adjacent to State Highway 99.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports said 18-year-old Kendra Uhls of Coffeyville, Kan., was driving a vehicle southbound on SH 99 at a little before 6 p.m. when she turned on to County Road 4901 — apparently in an effort to turn the vehicle around.

As Uhls attempted to bring the vehicle back on the highway, she apparently turned it into the path of a car driven by 26-year-old Patricia Hammond of Pawhuska. Uhl’s vehicle hit Hammond’s Nissan Xterra on the passenger side.

Hammond, the injured Pawhuska driver was taken by private vehicle to Sedan, Kan., City Hospital, where she was admitted in good condition with head and internal injuries, the highway patrol reported.

There were three passengers in Hammond’s vehicle. Each was listed as as being under the age of 10. None of the three sustained injury, the OHP report indicated.

Uhls’ vehicle was carrying the driver and four passengers . All were shown to be teenagers from the Sedan and Havana, Kan. area. Each of the teens apparently escaped injury. Neither Uhls nor her passengers were injured in the mishap.

The OHP cited failure to yield from a stop sign (by driver Uhls) as a cause of the mishap.