Randy Mitchell

Three people were injured recently in separate wrecks.

On Thursday, two teens were injured in a two-vehicle collision one mile south of Stratford on U.S. 177. The wreck occurred at 5:40 p.m.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Doug Brinson said 18-year-old Bodee R. Bradstreet of Stratford was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup south when he attempted to pass another southbound vehicle which was making a left turn onto County Road 1540.

Bradstreet collided with the driver’s side of the vehicle — a 2000 Chevrolet pickup — causing both vehicles to run off the road to the left and into a culvert.

Bradstreet was taken by Garvin County EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada, then taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted in good condition with head and leg injuries.

The driver of the 2000 pickup and a passenger, both 16-year-old males from Stratford, were not injured. Another passenger in the 2000 pickup, also a 16-year-old male from Stratford, refused treatment at the scene for internal injuries.

Brinson said seat belts were not in use by anyone involved and listed the cause of the collision as improper passing by Bradstreet.

Stratford firefighters and Stratford police also responded.

On Saturday, a 63-year-old Stratford resident was injured in another two-vehicle collision on U.S. 177.

Brinson said the wreck occurred at 1:06 p.m. two miles north of Stratford.

Vicki L. Schmidt, 63, of Stratford was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion when she rear-ended a 2010 Jeep Rubicon driven by Howard L. Embrey, 68, of Mustang, according to Brinson.

Schmidt was taken by Air Evac Lifeteam to OU Medical Center and admitted with internal and external injuries. Brinson listed her as stable.

Embrey was not injured.

A passenger in the Rubicon, 67-year-old LaVona D. Embrey of Mustang was taken by Pauls Valley EMS to Pauls Valley General Hospital, Brinson said. She was treated for head injuries and released.

Brinson said seat belts were in use by all involved and said the cause of the wreck is under investigation.

Garvin County sheriff’s deputies, Stratford firefighters and Stratford police also responded.