One person was killed recently in a multi-vehicle accident on I-35 in Moore, Oklahoma. According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, the accident was caused by a vehicle traveling on the highway in the wrong direction. The trooper stated that a 21-year-old man from Norman, Oklahoma, was driving a car southbound in the northbound inside lane and collided head-on with another vehicle.
After the head-on collision, the 21-year-old’s car continued traveling until it left the roadway and hit a concrete barrier wall and a third vehicle. Debris from this collision hit a fourth car. Soon after the accident, emergency crews reached the scene.
The driver of the car that was struck by the wrong-way vehicle, a 42-year-old woman from San Antonio, Texas, was declared dead at the scene. The passenger in her vehicle was taken to a medical center and was reported to be in good condition. The 21-year-old wrong-way driver was admitted to OU Hospital in critical condition, while a passenger in his car refused treatment at the scene. The drivers of the third and fourth vehicles were not taken to the hospital.
A wrongful death in an auto accident caused by another person’s negligence can affect many lives. Dependents of the victim may suffer both emotionally and financially, especially if the victim was the main breadwinner for the family. The next of kin of a wrongful death victim have a legal right to seek damages from negligent parties who caused the death. Damages that may be recoverable include loss of companionship and loss of support.
Source: NewsOn6.com, “Cleveland County Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident,” Briauna Brown, March 15, 2015
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