Oklahoma readers know that distracted driving is a growing concern for drivers across the country. Any additional activity while driving, including texting, talking on the phone or eating, can take a driver's eyes off the road, increasing the odds of car accidents. Studies have shown that teenagers are the most likely to drive while distracted.
Two Oklahoma residents recently died in an accident that involved three vehicles. The accident caused traffic along Oklahoma 271 to be diverted for several hours as law enforcement officials investigated the incident. At this point, an investigation is still pending regarding the cause of the fatal car crash.
A recent accident in Deer Creek sent five people to the hospital for treatment, including four children. According to Oklahoma law enforcement, the collision occurred as a sports utility vehicle struck another vehicle. The driver of the SUV declined medical treatment, but one child was flown to the hospital for a potentially serious injury.
Three people lost their lives because of an alleged drunk driver in Oklahoma City. Law enforcement officers say that a man driving a sedan T-boned the vehicle with three people inside. A woman died at the scene of the accident, and a man and baby were taken to the hospital, where they both later succumbed to their injuries. The drunk driver was arrested for his role in the fatal car crash.
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you may have a valid personal injury case. It is possible that conditions beyond your control contributed to your fall. Those responsible for preventing a dangerous property condition could be financially liable for injuries and medical expenses resulting from a slip-and-fall accident.
In collisions between motor vehicles and motorcycles, it is not uncommon for motorcycle riders to lose their lives or suffer catastrophic injuries. While most drivers of vehicles are protected by state-of-the-art safety features, which have been designed and tested to prevent occupants from suffering injuries, motorcyclists typically have very little protection. A highway in Oklahoma was recently the scene of a fatal car crash that left three motorcyclists dead.
Oklahoma readers have likely heard about the many car accidents caused by faulty ignition switches in certain models of GM vehicles. These car accidents were caused by ignition switches failing while vehicles were in use, causing many accidents and fatalities. The number of confirmed deaths due to these incidents continues to rise, and it is now at 57.
Motorists that regularly drive on Oklahoma roadways may not be aware that police reported 1 million car wrecks due to drivers or pedestrians having a blood alcohol concentration of .01 percent or greater in 2000. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 2,163,210 traffic accidents happened that were not reported to local authorities where alcohol involvement was a factor. Almost 30 people die in accidents like these every single day in America. Every 51 minutes an individual dies from alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents.
On Dec. 22, an 18-year-old driver was charged with multiple offenses in connection with an Oklahoma County car accident. Authorities stated that the 18-year-old driver who caused the crash may have been under the influence of marijuana and methamphetamine when the collision occurred.
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.