A car accident Wednesday night from what lawmen say was a DUI resulted in one person going to OU Trauma Center in Oklahoma City, where they were admitted in serious condition.
According to a report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the accident happened around 9:01 p.m. on 4 Mile Road, south of Highway 7, just about two miles south and four miles west of Marlow in Stephens County.
Reports show the accident included a 2015 Kia Soul, which was driven by Jordan Barakat, 25, of Duncan. Passengers included Cullen Cook, 22, of Duncan, and Robert Depati, 34, of Marlow. Records show the driver was traveling southbound on 4 Mile Road when the vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign and crossed over all four lanes of Highway 7, entering the south side bar ditch before coming to rest about 30 feet south of Highway 7, according to OHP reports.
According to the traffic report, Barakat was not injured, but Cook was and was transported by AMR to Duncan Regional Hospital before he was transferred to OU Trauma Center in Oklahoma City by AMR EMS where he was admitted in serious condition with trunk internal injuries.
The other passenger, Depati, was transported by AMR to Duncan Regional, where he was treated and released.
Troopers reported the condition of the driver as “drinking, ability impaired” and noted the cause of collision was “improper from start, alcohol DUI.”
Seatbelts were in use by everyone but the backseat passenger, reports state.
OHP received assistance at the scene from Stephens County Sheriff’s Department, AMR EMS and Central High Fire Department.