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September 5, 2013

Rear-end collision injures woman and 5 children on North U.S. 81

Several children and a woman were injured Wednesday night when a mini-van rear-ended an SUV about a mile north of Enid on U.S. 81.

Leslie J. Brown, 34, of Pond Creek, was northbound on U.S. 81 in a 2009 Dodge Caravan at about 8:21 p.m., according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Shelly W. Bonnett, 49, of Enid, also was northbound on U.S. 81 in a 2007 Hummer.

According to the report, Bonnett was attempting to make a right-hand turn onto Lake Hellums Road and was rear-ended by Brown. Bonnett’s vehicle rolled a complete time after the collision, coming to rest in the east ditch, pinning Bonnett for about 15 minutes before being freed by Enid Fire Department firefighters. Brown’s vehicle came to rest in the roadway.

Bonnett was taken by Life EMS to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and was admitted in stable condition with head, arm, leg and body injuries.

Brown refused treatment at the scene for leg injuries. Her five passengers also suffered injuries.

Ethan P. Brown, 14, was transported by Life EMS to Bass, where he was treated and released for head, leg and body injuries. Emma D. Brown, 10, was transported by Pond Creek EMS to Bass and she was treated and released with head and internal body injuries. Savannah J. Brown, 6, also was taken by Pond Creek EMS to Bass. She was treated and released for head and external body injuries.

Eleven-year-old Nicholas S. Brown refused treatment at the scene for body injuries. Elin Brown, 8, also refused treatment at the scene for head and external body injuries.

According to the report, seatbelts were in use by all involved in the collision. The cause of the collision is listed “driver inattention.”

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