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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed that two women were killed in a car accident that took place in Perkins on Oct. 27. Before the fatal wreck, the 24-year-old and 27-year-old women had been carpooling on their way to work. Both of the deceased women were English teachers who taught at Guthrie Junior High School.
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.