Highway 169 rear-end collision injures 4

According to officers with the Tulsa Police Department, a rear-end collision that occurred on Dec. 14 injured four people. The accident reportedly occurred in the northbound lanes of the highway close to the 36th Street North exit.

Witnesses reported that a Chevrolet Malibu was apparently experiencing some type of difficulty. Its driver had turned on the vehicle's emergency flashers and was attempting to pull off of the highway. A GMC Sierra pickup truck that witnesses characterized as driving at a high speed slammed into the back of the Malibu on the roadway.

Emergency medical personnel transported four people to area hospitals, all in critical condition. One of the critically injured people was a child. According to officers, one vehicle contained two adults and the child while the other vehicle was occupied by one male driver. While the three occupants of the Malibu were downgraded to serious condition, the driver of the other vehicle remains in critical condition.

Drivers need to pay careful attention to surrounding traffic, including the traffic ahead of their vehicles. When a driver is inattentive or distracted and fails to notice a vehicle ahead that has slowed, he or she runs the risk of causing a serious injury as a result. Such inattentive driving is negligent, and injured victims may be able to hold negligent drivers civilly liable by filing personal injury lawsuits against them. Through a civil lawsuit, victims may be able to seek and recover damages in order to be compensated for the losses they incurred as a result of the accident. Accordingly, it may be beneficial for those who have been injured to seek a consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

Source: NewsOn6.com, "Four injured in crash on Highway 169 in Tulsa", December 14, 2014

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