The Woodward News

November 1, 2013

Local man injured in wreck


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — CAMP HOUSTON– A Woodward man was injured in an accident in Woods‚ÄąCounty Thursday.

Jody Cardell Richards, 47, was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. and listed in critical condition with trunk internal, head and leg injuries, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Richards was driving a workover rig south on Count Road 2190 just north of Camp Houston when the brakes locked up, the vehicle entered a broadslide, departed the roadway to the left, struck a ditch embankment and rolled 3/4 times. The OHP said Richards was pinned for approximately 52 minutes before being freed by Woods County and Freedom firefighters.

Cause of the accident was listed as unsafe speed - wet roadway, according to the report.

The accident was worked by Trooper Gene Goodson with assistance from other troopers, Woods County Sheriff and Woods County Fire, Freedom Fire and EMS and Life Team Air.

The accident happened around 10:15 a.m., the OHP said.