MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – A man is injured after being hit by a drunk driver in McClain County Friday night.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Knowell Gilbert had turned northbound on the I-35 southbound ramp when he departed to the right for an unknown reason.
Gilbert then drove westbound through the grass, crossed back over the interstate, drove through a fence and a gate before hitting a pedestrian, 22-year-old Zachary Wood. Gilbert continued to drive over Ladd Road and then came to a rest in a ditch.
Officials say the cause of the incident is alcohol.
Gilbert’s seatbelt was also not in use and he suffered a head injury.
Wood was also transported to the hospital with head and hip injuries. He is currently in fair condition.