‘Quit is not part of my vocabulary,’ Oklahoma trooper recovering after three-vehicle crash

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TILLMAN COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was injured in a three vehicle crash in March continues to recover.

OHP says Trooper Gary Sanders was in his cruiser when it was hit by a truck.  The impact sent his car into another vehicle that he had stopped on the highway.

Sanders was reportedly pinned in the wreckage for about 40 minutes before Frederick firefighters were able to free him.

He was transferred to a hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas in critical condition.

Monday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol posted on their Facebook page that Sanders is in great spirits.

OHP says Sanders had another surgery last Monday and was then transferred to Jim Thorpe Rehab.

“Well its official. On my way to Jim Thorpe Rehab. Dr. said my goal is to get me strong enough to use walker at home and wheelchair if needed,” Sanders said in a statement to OHP. “I’m here for three reasons. Lord’s Grace. Prayers and that quit is not part of my vocabulary. Dr. said two weeks there then home. I say it’s before.”


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