Law enforcement authorities reported the driver of a semi-truck and the driver of a car were both injured in an accident that occurred on Oct. 22 around 8 a.m. The accident reportedly occurred under a bridge near the intersection of North Santa Fe and Northeast 36th Streets.
Workers' compensation laws in Oklahoma stipulate that injured employees can receive benefits if they are hurt on the job. According to the law, these benefits must be covered by the employer. This means that the employer is expected to pay for the cost of the employee's medical treatment and rehabilitation. If the injury leads to a disability, the employer may be expected to pay for expenses associated with that disability.
A single-car accident that took place in Stratford, Oklahoma, claimed the life of a teenager and injured one other passenger. The incident occurred on Oct. 8 at around 6:45 p.m. on Highway 19 in Pickett.
The abrupt loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person is devastating in many ways. One man found the strength to move on following a fatal car crash that killed and maimed his immediate family, and he is calling for strict changes to truck driver regulations. As evidence of the need, this victim and others cite the rising number of fatal truck accidents. They also point to increased pressures on truckers and companies as well as failure of statistical data to capture the number of fatigue-related accidents.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was on the scene of a fatal accident that occurred near Turner Falls around 9 p.m. on Sept. 26. For unknown reasons, a northbound semi-truck on I-35 went across the median into oncoming southbound traffic and struck a bus. Three young women were killed in the wreck, and a fourth died afterward in the hospital.
A 27-year-old police officer in Oklahoma City who has been charged with rape has now also been accused of wrongful death. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year by a woman claiming that police were responsible for the death of her adult son.