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2-car accident in Tulsa injures 5, including police officer

A woman has received a ticket for failure to yield for her role in a Tulsa car accident. That accident involved a Tulsa Police Department cruiser. The woman and her three children as well as the police officer all suffered injuries in the crash.

The car accident happened on Sept. 9 a little after 6 p.m. The woman was in a 2010 Mazda and was attempting to make a left turn off of Hartford Avenue. The officer was headed west on 46th Street North. According to reports, the officer had a green light and was proceeding through the intersection when the woman’s Mazda crashed into his patrol car.

Everyone involved in the accident was injured. There was no word on the ages of the woman’s children, but she and the kids were taken to Hillcrest Medical Center. Their injuries were said to be non-life threatening. The officer was transported to another hospital.

A sergeant with the Tulsa Police Department said that the patrol vehicle was likely totaled in the accident. However, most of the police equipment inside the vehicle will be able to be used again.

Every day, car accidents result in injuries and fatalities. In many cases, these accidents are caused by reckless, impaired, distracted or otherwise negligent drivers. Those who are injured have a right to file a civil lawsuit against the drivers who are at fault for the accident, as do surviving family members of those who are killed. Claims may include those for medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and other losses and damages.

Source: Fox23.com, “TPD Officer involved in injury accident” Sep. 12, 2014

 

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