A car accident that took place in Oklahoma on New Year’s Eve could lead to legal action after a second individual involved recently died. Reports stated that after suffering head trauma in the incident, an 18-year-old girl died two weeks after the crash. The accident was reported as having involved a drunk driver.
Apparently, a 37-year-old woman was driving, and her two daughters and the 18-year-old girl — who had previously lived with the family as an exchange student — were passengers. Their SUV was rear-ended by another vehicle that had been traveling at speeds over 100 mph before the crash. Alcohol was a suspected factor. The driver of the SUV and the teenage girl were ejected from the vehicle during the collision.
The incident resulted in the woman suffering fatal injuries at the time of the crash. Her 4-year-old daughter was treated and released from the hospital, and her 9-year-old daughter was in critical condition after suffering head trauma. She was later released from the hospital. The teen also suffered a head injury, and she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries recently.
As this incident shows, serious injuries and death could easily occur when head trauma takes place. If the families of the deceased individuals and seriously injured children have not already done so, they may wish to find out information on their legal options. Filing wrongful death and personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault for the Oklahoma crash could allow them to pursue much-needed compensation for qualifying damages.
Source: newsok.com, “Second victim dies from alleged DUI crash“, Kyle Schwab, Jan. 16, 2017
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