An elderly man from Lexington lost his life after a fatal car crash occurred along Banner Road. The fatal car crash happened after a pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic. The truck collided head on with a sedan driven by an elderly man, and the elderly Oklahoma man died at the scene of the accident.
After an accident totaled his car while checking a text message, a former distracted driver is now crusading for laws to ban texting while driving. He avoided serious injury and more severe consequences, and he is now promoting driver safety by encouraging others to put down their phones while behind the wheel. This former distracted driver is making an effort to remind other Oklahoma drivers how dangerous it can be to take their eyes off of the road.
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 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.
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.
A 77-year-old woman was killed in a car accident in Nowata County, authorities reported. The Nov. 30 incident left the woman's husband in critical condition.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol have reported that two people lost their lives and several others suffered injuries in a collision involving three vehicles in McCurtain County on Nov. 15. Both of the deceased individuals and three of those injured were residents of Longview, Texas. The fatal car crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on U.S. Route 259 near Harris.
According to law enforcement officials, a driver left the scene of an accident after colliding with another vehicle on Oct. 31. The incident reportedly occurred around 5 p.m. on in Norman.
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.