By Randy Mitchell
ADA — Two people were injured in a two vehicle wreck in Ada Wednesday.
Emergency personnel responded to the crash at the intersection of Main and Mississippi just after 4:30 p.m.
Ada Police Officer Michael Jackson said Euell Lynn Bolin, 63, Ada, was stopped in a turn lane waiting to turn left onto Main Street from Mississippi when his car was hit head-on by another vehicle driven south on Mississippi by Vanessa Seals, 30, Stonewall.
Seals reportedly told emergency officials she looked down while driving just before the crash. Ada firefighters pried the door open to Seals’ Ford Edge to remove her and secure her to a backboard.
She was taken by Valley View EMS to Valley View Regional Hospital complaining of stomach and neck pain.
Bolin and two young children in Seals’ vehicle were also taken to VVRH for minor injuries. Jackson said the cause of the crash was inattention to driving by Seals.
Prior to the crash on Mississippi, emergency personnel were working another wreck scene at the intersection of Arlington and Monte Vista.
Officer Jeremy O’Brien said Deborah Forster, 41, Ada, was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer north on Monte Vista when the Explorer was hit in the side by a 2003 Ford Taurus driven west on Arlington by Brandy Ames, 20, Allen, who reportedly ran a red light.
“Ames said she tried to stop but her brakes failed,” O’Brien said in a report. “She said she jerked to the right to avoid the (collision) but wasn’t able to stop.”
O’Brien cited Ames for “failure to yield right of way from a traffic signal.”