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Drivers attempting to elude police can pose a serious risk to others. These drivers may be moving at high speeds and carrying out other unsafe actions in hopes of avoiding a traffic stop. Unfortunately, they could collide with other vehicles, and in many cases, innocent parties may suffer serious or even fatal injuries as a result of such auto accidents.

It was recently reported that a crash in Oklahoma took place under such circumstances. Officers were attempting to stop a driver who was suspected of having been involved in a road rage incident. However, the driver would not pull over. That individual was suspected of driving at over 80 mph, but exact speeds were not yet known. During the chase, the vehicle being pursued crashed head-on with a second vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was reported as being a local teacher. He suffered fatal injuries in the accident, and his students and other community members have expressed their grief over his sudden death. It was unclear whether the other driver was injured in the incident or what charges that individual may face as a result of this crash.

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Too often, travelers notice other drivers attempting to use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. These devices can cause drivers to easily become distracted and potentially lead to serious auto accidents. Authorities suspect that such a distraction led to a recent crash that took place in Oklahoma.

According to reports, the incident involved two vehicles that collided head on. The 52-year-old driver of a pickup truck was traveling west when he veered over the center line and into the eastbound lanes. His truck then collided with a car that was traveling east, driven by a 66-year-old woman. The pickup truck ended up on its side, and the car came to a stop in a ditch. The incident took place at approximately 7:30 a.m.

The crash resulted in the driver of the car suffering fatal injuries. The truck driver was transported from the scene by helicopter, and at the time of the report, he was considered to be in stable condition. The incident was still under investigation, but police suspected that the pickup truck driver may have been distracted by an electronic device.

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Numerous individuals put their lives at risk every day simply by traveling on the roadways. Though many people rarely consider their daily commute life threatening, car and truck accidents often prove fatal, and anyone could be caught in such a situation. Because there is a chance of death in these incidents, such events could result in a victim’s surviving family filing civil claims.

One family in Oklahoma may be looking into their legal options after a recent accident. Reports stated that a truck carrying lumber attempted to make a right turn when the improperly-secured load shifted on the trailer. This shift caused multiple pieces of lumber to fall from the trailer and hit a pickup truck that was traveling in the other lane. One piece went through the windshield of the pickup.

The accident caused the pickup truck driver to suffer fatal injuries, and authorities believe that the man’s death was almost instantaneous. He was reported as being 53 years old. It was also reported that the accident likely could have been avoided if the lumber had been correctly secured to the truck. It was not mentioned whether any charges would result from the incident.

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In less than a second, a person’s life could change forever. Auto accidents can easily have such an effect as collisions can cause life-altering or even life-ending injuries. When fatal incidents take place, the surviving family may have a difficult time moving forward. Whether due to emotional or financial issues, these struggles can severely impact those loved ones’ lives.

It was recently reported that a fatal accident took place in Oklahoma. Apparently, a vehicle was traveling west when the driver crossed over the dividing line and into the opposite lane of travel. As a result, the westbound vehicle collided with an SUV that was traveling east. The crash took place just before 5 a.m. It was reported that there were two people in the westbound vehicle, and three people in the eastbound SUV.

Two individuals in the SUV suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The third occupant was taken from the scene and was still hospitalized with a leg injury at the time of the report. The two individuals in the other vehicle did not suffer any injuries.

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Individuals are at risk of being seriously injured any time they travel the roadways. Auto accidents are a common occurrence, and many travelers are seriously injured on a daily basis. An accident recently took place in Oklahoma that involved multiple vehicles and several individuals. Unfortunately, two individuals involved in the crash did not survive.

Reports stated that the 67-year-old driver of a pickup truck failed to stop at a stop sign, and as a result, that truck crashed into a second pickup that was hauling a horse trailer. The second truck as well as the trailer left the roadway. A third pickup truck was also involved and struck the first truck after the initial collision. The driver was the only occupant of the first truck, and there were four individuals in the second truck. The third pickup had four teenagers inside.

The driver of the first truck suffered fatal injuries as did a 36-year-old female passenger in the second pickup. The driver of the second truck, a 33-year-old passenger and a 7-year-old child were taken to area hospitals. The child was considered to be in critical condition. The teenagers in the third truck did not appear to have suffered any serious injuries.

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When vehicles race on open roadways, there is a significant chance that a serious crash could take place. Auto accidents that involve speed as a factor could lead to innocent individuals being hurt or killed. In such cases, family members of deceased victims may wish to file a legal claim against the driver considered at fault in order to seek justice.

One family in Oklahoma may be exploring civil legal options after new information pertaining to an accident was recently revealed. Reports stated that a woman was killed earlier this year as she was attempting to cross a street on foot. More recently, it was revealed that witnesses stated that a car and motorcycle were racing in the area and that the car struck the woman as she was walking.

The woman suffered fatal injuries after being dragged underneath the vehicle. She was declared dead at the scene. A warrant was issued recently for the arrest of the driver of the car for charges of negligent homicide and reckless driving. The motorcyclist who was apparently also involved in the race had not yet been identified at the time of the report.

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Many families may find themselves waiting anxiously for answers when loved ones have been involved in hit-and-run accidents. When these auto accidents leave individuals with fatal injuries, legal actions may take place. As a result, individuals likely hope that the drivers considered at fault in such incidents are quickly located so that proceedings may begin.

One family in Oklahoma may be considering its options after a recent fatal event. Reports stated that a 59-year-old woman was walking with her 1-year-old granddaughter when they were both struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred near the woman’s home, and they apparently were unaware of the vehicle before they were struck. It was noted that the driver of the vehicle did not remain on the scene and had struck two cars before hitting the pedestrians.

Both the grandmother and granddaughter suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. It was noted that while the driver left the scene on foot, two passengers remained behind and were also injured. They were taken to the hospital to be treated. At the time of the report, authorities were continuing the search for the driver.

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The death of a loved one can hit a family hard, and they may feel a sense of loss in more than one way. Auto accidents are a common cause of death, and surviving family members may feel helpless when it comes to handling the potential legal issues involved. If they feel the need to seek justice, filing a wrongful death claim against a driver considered at fault could be a step to consider.

A recent accident in Oklahoma proved fatal for one young girl. Reports stated that the driver of an SUV had struck a bicyclist just after midnight, but the driver continued traveling. The bicyclist informed police of the event and declined medical attention. After that incident, the SUV was reported as having struck a pedestrian and driven away.

The pedestrian was a 15-year-old girl, and she was killed in the incident and pronounced dead at the scene. After receiving a tip about an SUV being on fire in a nearby area, authorities were able to locate the driver suspected to have been involved in the two hit-and-run incidents. The man was taken into custody.

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Losing a loved one is never easy, perhaps especially when the death is sudden and unexpected. And the difficulties can carry on for years.

On top of the emotional turmoil that such a loss brings, there is often also the loss of the loved one’s income. When these losses are caused by another person’s negligence, such as in a car accident, family members of the victim may be able to recover compensation for their financial losses through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Those going through the grieving process may not initially think of taking legal action against the individual responsible for their loved one’s death. However, it is a good idea for grieving families to talk to a lawyer about their options before too much time elapses. There is a limited amount of time in which to file a wrongful death suit.

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The pain of losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences of an Oklahoman’s life. This pain is amplified if the loved one’s death came at the hands of another person. For example, a fatal car crash caused by a drunk driver, medical malpractice or a a fatal workplace accident could lead to a loved one wrongfully being taken too soon.

When this happens, the victim’s loved ones may have many questions about their legal rights. They may choose to consult with an Oklahoma personal injury attorney to have their questions answered. One question they may have is whether they can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

A follow-up question they may have after this is what type of damages they may seek in a wrongful death lawsuit. Oklahoma statutes provide for a number of different types of damages in a wrongful death suit.