STILLWATER, OKLA. Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton was hospitalized Friday after being injured in a car accident. Sutton sustained a head injury, according to police, and bruises to his face but was expected to be released today from Stillwater Medical Center.
Gary Shutt, the school's director of communications, said Sutton was traveling to the Stillwater airport to fly with his team to College Station, Texas, where the Cowboys (13-10 overall, 3-6 Big 12 Conference) are scheduled to play Texas A&M; today.
After the accident, the 69-year-old Sutton was listed in good condition, hospital spokeswoman Shyla Eggers said Friday night.
According to a police report, Sutton was driving north on Washington street in a sport utility vehicle when he veered left of the centerline, corrected and then struck another SUV from behind as he was traveling about 60 mph. Sutton's vehicle continued traveling north for a short distance, then left the roadway and struck a tree, police said.