ADA — A collision between a 2005 Nissan Frontier pickup and a 1997 Ford Escort LX at the corner of Highland and Arlington at 10 a.m. on Tuesday resulted in a rollover of the pickup.

The overturned pickup was traveling north in the 500 block of N. Highland, failed to obey a red traffic signal and entered the intersection, according to Ada Police.

Gregory Gray, 31, Konawa, was traveling east on Arlington in the inside lane and hit the pickup broadside, causing it to overturn. The fire crew of engine 8, station 2, extricated Linda Branscum, 53, Stonewall, from the inverted pickup minutes after one of the firemen witnessed the accident while standing in front of the station.

Branscum was removed using a C-collar, c-spine immobilization, loaded onto a long spine board and transported by ambulance to Valley View Regional Hospital (VVRH). Gray and a passenger, David Frederick, 39, Roff, were out of the vehicle when the fire crew arrived. They were also braced using the c-spine precautions and transported to VVRH. Branscum was discharged from the hospital, and Gray and Frederick were treated and released.

The fire crew cleared wreck debris and auto fluids from the roadway, remaining on scene until the vehicles were towed. Assistant Chief Brian Manuel said, “Some of us were in a training exercise with our rescue equipment at the Pontotoc Technology Center when the call came in. Station 2 was close and had the equipment needed to respond. The guys did a good job. ”

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