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.
Though auto accidents are common, losing a loved one is never an easy situation to face. The family of the woman killed and the seriously injured child may have reason to file civil claims due to the outcomes of the crash. Wrongful death and personal injury claims could allow them to seek compensation for damages allowable under Oklahoma law. Though the driver considered at fault for the collision also died, claims could be filed against his estate.
Source: enidnews.com, “2 killed, one critical in 3-vehicle crash near Woodward“, Emily Summars, July 24, 2016
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