The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 27, 2013

Pickup topples mall sign onto car, SUV

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Oakwood Mall’s large sign was knocked down Saturday, landing on a car and a sport utility vehicle, after the driver of a pickup lost control.

Enid Police Sgt. Quent Tubbs said the 57-year-old driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado “had some sort of a medical episode” that resulted in his pickup striking a 2006 Toyota in the drive-through of the McDonald’s in front of Oakwood Mall.

After striking the Toyota, the pickup continued over the curb, across the grass, then into the parking lot by IHOP, Tubbs said.

Tubbs said it’s unclear which the pickup struck first — a 1998 Pontiac or the support post for the Oakwood Mall sign — but the Pontiac was pushed forward and struck a 2001 GMC sport utility vehicle.

“The sign fell and landed on the cars,” Tubbs said.

Both the Pontiac and the GMC were unoccupied, he said.

The driver of the car in the drive-through at McDonald’s did not report injury, Tubbs said.

The driver of the pickup was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Tubbs said police would not disclose the name of the driver of the pickup until after getting reports on his medical condition.