Truck Driver in Critical Condition After Being Ejected in Osage County

A truck driver was ejected from the semi after flipping it in Osage County south of Shidler, Wednesday morning.

58-year-old Martin Abela of Edmond was transported to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas for whole body injuries.

According to the report, Abela was traveling southbound on SH-18, too fast for a curve and rolled the semi 1.5 times. The accident caused the trailer to separate from the truck and Abela was ejected through the driver side door, landing approximately 80 feet from the vehicle.

The report states that seatbelts were not in use and airbags did not deploy.

Abela is listed in critical condition.