A child was listed in critical condition following an incident involving a vehicle, Duncan Police Detective William Fitzhugh said Friday.
The Duncan Police Department received a call at 6:26 p.m. Thursday about an accident involving a child at the Forest Hills Addition and Second Street.
“A car was traveling westbound toward Forest Hills,” Fitzhugh said. “There were some children heading eastbound, walking toward oncoming traffic. And there was a little boy on a bike.”
Fitzhugh said some details cannot be released because the child is a minor and because the incident is still under investigation. Fitzhugh and Sgt. Steve Biffle are overseeing the investigation.
“The investigation is to determine who’s at fault,” Fitzhugh said.
He has already interviewed the driver. Because the accident did involve an injury, the toxicology of the driver was taken and sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
“It could take a couple of weeks,” Fitzhugh said about the test results.
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DHS band wins fifth straight Sweepstakes
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Sheriffs: State backing out on prisoner promises
State efforts to save time and money by shuffling prisoners more swiftly through the system are riling local sheriffs who are losing money because of the efficiency program.
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McKinney: DOC move will benefit Stephens County jail
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Officer urges volunteers to sign up for mentoring program
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“Go out and spread the word,” Alvarez said, urging people to sign up as mentors through a program that is being developed by The Well Outreach, Inc.
Assumption Catholic to honor Pope John Paul II
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