The morning commute can take much longer when an accident requires authorities to close a road. That was exactly what happened on U.S. 169 in Owasso on a mid-July morning.
A chain-reaction car accident happened when a driver lost control of his vehicle while suffering a medical episode. He drove into another vehicle before his own came to a stop. It was unclear the exact nature of the medical episode.
An ambulance took the driver to a local hospital, so that he could receive medical treatment. No other serious injuries were reported, but the crash required authorities to close the road near the accident site.
Following an accident, it is often a good idea to make a doctor’s appointment to discuss any pain or stiffness. Some injuries do not show up immediately and worsen with time. Soft tissue along with neck and spinal cord injuries can be hard to treat and often leave an individual suffering with pain. Documenting an injury is important when dealing with insurance providers.
Because the accident occurred recently, an investigation into the cause may still be ongoing. The cause initially reported was a medical episode, which brings up some questions about liability. For instance, did the driver know of a certain condition and fail to treat it adequately? Were there previous signs or a similar car accident?
Answers to these questions may indicate that the driver was negligent in getting behind the wheel.
Each case is unique, so if you suffer a serious injury in a car accident, speak with a knowledgeable local attorney to understand your rights. When the negligence of another driver was the cause of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages from missed work and pain suffered.
Source: Tulsa World, “Driver hospitalized following multi-vehicle crash on U.S. 169,” Kendrick Marshall, July 16, 2014.
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