According to authorities, a car accident that occurred on Dec. 4 in northwest Oklahoma City has left one person in critical condition. The collision happened when a driver crashed through the front of a 7-11 convenience store. When rescuers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the car was completely inside of the gas station.
Two people were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. They included a pregnant woman, who was said to be in good condition, and a female store clerk, who was said to be in critical condition. Police arrested the driver but have not said what charges they will be bringing. The factors that led to the accident had not yet been determined at the time of the report.
There could be a number of reasons the crash happened. It is possible that the driver was under the influence, distracted or fell asleep. Police may also determine that the driver was not at fault if they discover that a vehicle malfunction or a recalled auto part influenced the loss of control of the vehicle. In that case, the liable party would be the company that manufactures the vehicle, and they might be held financially responsible for any resulting damages.
When a car accident causes serious injury, the injured victims may hire an attorney to help them file a personal injury claim seeking compensation to recover lost wages and medical expenses. If the attorney can establish that negligence was a factor that led to the accident, they may be able to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible.
Source: News9.com, "One critical after car crashes into 7-11 in NW Oklahoma City", Matthew Nuttle, December 04, 2014