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Fatal auto accidents may lead to legal claims in Oklahoma

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.

Because this crash resulted in the death of the car driver, her family may have reason to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver of the pickup truck. Fatal auto accidents can have tremendous impacts on surviving family members, and this victim’s family may be able to utilize a civil claim to seek allowable compensation. Speaking with an experienced Oklahoma attorney would help them to understand their legal options.

Source: tulsaworld.com, “Sperry woman killed in car crash near Collinsville Thursday“, Art Haddaway, Jan. 26, 2017

 

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