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One person in critical condition after accident east of Newkirk Thursday morning


One person was hospitalized in critical condition following an accident at 7:01 a.m. Thursday on Silverdale Road, one mile north of River Road, east of Newkirk.

Kelly Bristow called in to the Kay County Sheriff’s Department to report that him and his son were involved in a rollover accident which injured his son. The 911 call was tracked by the Ponca City Communication Center back to one mile north of River Road. Newkirk first responders, Kay County deputies, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were notified and responded. A passerby stopped by the scene of the accident to help at around 7:13 a.m. A deputy advised that he and the ambulance were two miles away. At 7:17 a.m. Newkirk ambulance arrived.

The injured individuals were then treated. One person was ejected from the vehicle. Bristow, who was the driver, was sent  to Alliance Health with minor injuries. However, his son was ejected into brush and a barbed wire fence in which the Newkirk Fire Department was able to remove him from. The son was sent via ambulance to the Newkirk football field since that was the closest landing spot for a medical chopper from Stillwater. He was airlifted to Wesley Medical Trauma Center in Wichita, Kan. in critical condition with a broken collarbone, broken right arm, collapsed left lung, head injury and several broken ribs.

No other information is available at this time.