After a car crash, individuals may feel that they need time to gather their thoughts and determine their best options for moving forward. Car accidents are notorious for causing serious injuries, and in many cases, taking legal action may be in the best interests of those negatively affected. If successful, claims could lead to much-needed compensation.
One individual in Oklahoma may be looking into such options after a recent incident. Reports stated that the individual was the driver of a car and had stopped at a traffic light. While stopped, an SUV traveling at an excessive speed crashed into the back of the car. The collision caused both vehicles to end up in a ditch. The crash took place at approximately 7 a.m.
The driver of the SUV suffered fatal injuries as a result. He was reported as being 50 years old. Identifying information on the other driver was not disclosed in the report, but it was reported that the individual was transported to the hospital after the incident. Authorities are likely continuing to investigate the event, and additional information may be available at a later time.
Car accidents of any kind are unfortunate, and when they lead to serious or fatal injuries, it can be more difficult to move on from them. In many cases, injured parties may face financial struggles relating to medical bills and/or lost wages, and those hardships can add to other burdens resulting from a crash. If the surviving driver of this Oklahoma incident was seriously injured, information on filing a personal injury claim against the estate of the driver considered at fault may be of interest.
Source: okcfox.com, “Fatal crash reported in SE Oklahoma City“, Dan Snyder, Nov. 17, 2016
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