Guthrie man in medical induced coma following highway accident
Update Dec. 28, 2014 at 6 p.m. — Christopher A. Colbert, 28, of Guthrie remains in a medical induced coma at a Oklahoma City hospital following a highway accident on Dec. 20.
A Facebook page has been setup, Prayers for Chris, that has been updating his condition. The most recent post states Colbert’s status is stable.
The post goes on to say doctors are keeping Colbert in the coma to allow his body to heal.
A Guthrie man was admitted into a metro hospital Saturday morning after his vehicle departed the highway and striking a tree.
Guthrie News Page first reported the single-vehicle accident just before 7:30 Saturday morning. The accident occurred on I-35 approximately a mile north of the south Guthrie exit near mile marker 154.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Christopher A. Colbert, 28, of Guthrie was travelling southbound when for some unknown reason departed the roadway to the left. The report goes on to say Colbert overcorrected and struck a tree.
Colbert, who was wearing a seat belt, was pinned for about an hour as members of the Guthrie Fire Department worked to get Colbert freed from the mangled 2006 Mazda 4D.
Eagle Med transferred Colbert to OU Medical Center and was admitted with head, arm, leg, internal and external injuries.
OHP says the cause of the collision is still under investigation.
The highway was shut down a few times to allow the medical helicopter to land and transport.