Posts tagged "damages"

Elderly Oklahoma man loses his life in fatal car crash

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. 

Distracted driver has accident, now promoting driver safety

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. 

Oklahoma driver allegedly at fault in DUI crash

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.

1 critically injured in car crash at Oklahoma gas station

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.

Multiple vehicle crash kills 2 on US 259 in Oklahoma

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.

Trucker fatigue in Oklahoma and rising risk of fatal crashes

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.