5-22-05- A 13 year old boy from Atoka is in critical condition after he was hit by a van on a county road about 10 miles south east of Tushka in Atoka County Sunday.
Troopers say Wacy Ray Eldridge was driving a 2003 4 wheeler and failed to yield to the driver of a van. The van hit Eldridge and he was thrown more than 30 feet. Eldridge was taken to Atoka Memorial Hospital, then medi-flighted to a Tulsa hospital with head injuries. He is in critical condition. He was not wearing a helmet.
75 year old Charles Baxter Carroll was driving the van. His wife was a passenger. Both Carrolls were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured.