Family raising funds to cover medical expenses after Tuesday accident

A vehicle involved in a roll-over accident Tuesday at 16th and Carrier Road shows extensive damage. The accident seriously injured the driver, whose family is now seeking help with medical bills. 

ENID, Okla. — An Enid family is trying to raise funds to cover medical and other expenses after a Tuesday afternoon roll-over accident in Garfield County.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Brandon Austin McClain, 25, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe east on Carrier Road near 16th at about 3:07 p.m. Tuesday.

When McClain crossed the railroad tracks, just west of 16th on Carrier, he lost control of the vehicle, which exited the road to the left and rolled three and one-half times, landing on its roof, according to the OHP report. McClain was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The OHP report listed McClain's condition as "apparently normal" and the cause of the accident as "unsafe speed."

McClain was transported by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, then transferred to OU Medical Center, where he was admitted in stable condition with head, trunk internal and external injuries.

OU Medical Center listed McClain in serious condition Friday morning.

In a message to the News & Eagle, McClain's wife, Paige, said he suffered a broken back, head injuries and is unable to move his legs. She said it remains unknown if he will walk again.

"We have three young kids that are really going to be missing out on their dad being able to run and play with them," Paige wrote to the News & Eagle.

She has started a GoFundMe account to help cover costs of being with her husband while he's hospitalized in Oklahoma City, medical bills and to replace the three children's car seats lost in the accident.

For information, go to the fundraiser page at https://tinyurl.com/McClainGoFundMe.

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Neal is health, military affairs and religion reporter and columnist for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @jamesnealwriter, and online at jamesrneal.com. He can be reached at jneal@enidnews.com.

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