A community has been deeply impacted after a collision has sent a mother and three children to separate hospitals.
On Friday afternoon, November 8th, Lisa Marie Courtwright of Rattan was traveling west on Rocky Point Road when, according to the police report, she failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled in front of a Kenworth Dump truck that was traveling north on HWY 147 in Pushmataha County.
All of the occupants of Courtwright’s Suburban were pinned for approximately 20 minutes until they were freed by Rattan First Responders.
Courtwright was transported to Choctaw Memorial Hospital in Hugo and then taken by EagleMed to St. John’s in Tulsa with head, trunk - internal and external, and leg injuries.
Courtwright had three young children with her at the time of the collision. The 7 year-old from Rattan was transported to Pushmataha hospital and then taken by EagleMed to St. Francis in Tulsa with head, trunk - internal and external, and leg injuries.
The 8 year-old of Rattan was transported to Pushmataha Hospital and then taken by EagleMed to Dallas Children’s Hospital with unknown injuries.
The 6 year-old of Antlers was also transported to Pushmataha Hospital and then taken by EagleMed to Dallas Children’s Hospital with unknown injuries.
Michael Wayne Horne of Paris, the driver of the dump truck, was not injured.
According to the Highway Patrol’s report, the cause of the collision was failure to yield from a stop sign.
This collision was investigated by Trooper Kevin Miller E824 of the Choctaw County Detachment. Assisted by the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department.