GROVE, Okla. – The medical condition of a 12-year-old Grove girl injured in a hayride accident has been upgraded.
Vinalee Follmuth just celebrated her birthday Wednesday. On Saturday, the Grove sixth-grade student was involved in a hayride accident and is currently hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, according to a Go Fund Me account established by Follmuth’s family and friends.
“She’s stable and she’s alive,” said Jera Purchase, the child’s mother.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Sunday the hayride trailer was carrying 15 passengers. The crash occurred on Saturday around 7 p.m. about two miles east of Grove on E. 310 Road and N. 650 Road.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up.
Follmuth sustained injuries to her head, arm, internal and external trunk area and leg injuries, according to the patrol.
Purchase’s daughter was talking to another child and was looking down at the gravel road and fell, she said.
“It was an accident,” Purchase said.
Terry Arnall, 60, the driver of the Kubota tractor was not injured.
The patrol reported no other passengers were injured in the crash.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.