Auto Accident Wrongful Death
Paul William Walker III, father of late actor Paul Walker, recently announced that he is suing Porsche for his son’s death. The younger Walker, who rose to fame in the Fast and Furious film franchise, was killed in an accident two years ago while a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT.
The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the German automaker advertised the vehicle as “a racing car licensed for use on the road,” yet the automobile “lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars.” The wrongful death suit alleges a lack of electronic stability controls, poor side door reinforcement, and poor seat belt design among the factors contributed to the 40 year old actor’s death. Read the rest »
A 50-year-old Edmond man was killed in an Oklahoma car accident when a vehicle rolled over and struck his vehicle. According to a news report in The Edmond Sun, the fatal car crash took place at Broadway and Charter Oak in Logan County north of Edmond. Officials say a 2013 Hyundai Sonata struck a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado causing the Silverado to partially roll and hit a 2006 Honda Accord. The 50-year-old driver of the Honda was killed at the scene and his 49-year-old wife has been listed in stable condition. The 32-year-old female driver of the Sonata and the 46-year-old driver of the Silverado refused treatment. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Read the rest »
A 3-year-old boy was killed in an Oklahoma car accident that occurred in a McDonald’s parking lot. According to a news report in The Oklahoman, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at Northwest Expressway and Council Road in northwest Oklahoma City. Officials say a mother and her two sons were crossing the parking lot when they were struck by an SUV. The 3-year-old sustained fatal injuries and the mother and 4-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The female driver of the SUV was not arrested, but the investigation is ongoing. According to the report, she may have caused the crash while distracted by another vehicle.
Parking lot accidents are very common, but they are rarely reported. The majority of parking lot accidents result in relatively minor injuries because they vehicles involved are typically moving slowly. However, injury accidents can happen at any speed. It is dangerous to have a false sense of security in a parking lot and to fail to exercise caution. Read the rest »
A 33-year-old woman was killed in an Oklahoma car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a KTUL news report, the fatal hit-and-run crash occurred on 61st Street between Memorial and Mingo in Tulsa. Officials say the woman was walking with a man in a construction zone when a black or dark gray mid 2000s Chevy truck struck them. Both victims were taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where the woman succumbed to her injuries. Later, a 23-year-old man believed to have caused the crash was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident.
Under Oklahoma law, all motorists are required to stop and remain at the site of a crash when someone has been injured or killed. They must exchange information, offer assistance, and notify the authorities. However, it is common for drivers to panic and to leave the scene of an accident for fear of facing traffic citations and civil litigation. In many cases, they will face much harsher penalties for leaving the scene than if they stayed and obeyed the law. Read the rest »
An 18-year-old woman was killed in an Oklahoma car accident, which officials say, was caused by two vehicles racing each other on a public roadway. According to a News 9 report, the woman was killed when two cars that were racing crashed into the teen’s van at the intersection of 81st and Delaware.
The teen was riding in a van with her family when another vehicle, traveling at nearly 100 mph, slammed into the van. The teen and two others were transported to a local hospital. The teen suffered brain injuries as well as injuries to her back and hip. She later died from her injuries. Charges are pending against the other driver. Read the rest »
A 39-year-old woman has been killed in an Oklahoma car accident involving a head-on collision with a semi truck. According The Oklahoman, the fatal truck accident occurred on U.S. 270 southeast of Seiling. Officials say a Mack truck crossed the centerline and struck the vehicle. The victim was pinned in her vehicle for two hours before being freed by the Seiling Fire Department. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A passenger in her vehicle was hospitalized with head and leg injuries. The truck driver was treated and released at the hospital. It is unclear why the accident occurred or if the truck driver will be cited for the collision.
Injuries that result from a head-on collision can be devastating due to the velocity of the vehicles involved and the impact of the crash. When head-on collisions involve a large truck, they will more than likely result in serious or fatal injuries to the occupants of the smaller car. Read the rest »
One person was killed in a recent Oklahoma City car accident involving two vehicles. According to a news report in The Oklahoman, the fatal crash occurred at South Lincoln Boulevard and East Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City. It is not clear from the report why the two vehicles collided or how the crash could have been prevented.
Intersections are where many of Oklahoma’s most devastating car accidents occur. It is all too common for motorists to carelessly run through stop signs or red lights. According to Oklahoma Statute 47-11-201, “The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this act.” Read the rest »
A 55-year-old woman was killed in a Tulsa County car accident when the Ford SUV in which she was a passenger struck another vehicle. According to a News 9 report, the fatal car crash occurred at Highway 97 and 61st Street in Tulsa County. Officials say a 20-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign before the SUV struck her car. The passenger in the SUV was killed in the crash. The 62-year-old driver of the SUV and the driver of the car that ran through the stop sign were both treated at a nearby hospital. It is unclear if the driver responsible for the fatal car crash will be cited for the collision.
It is important that all Oklahoma motorists obey traffic control devices at intersections. According to Oklahoma Statute 47-11-201, “The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this act.” This means that drivers must come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights. Drivers who fail to obey Oklahoma traffic control devices can be held accountable for their negligence. Read the rest »
A 43-year-old Tulsa woman was killed and two others were injured in an Oklahoma car accident involving three vehicles. According to a news report in The Sand Springs Leader, the fatal car crash occurred on 41st Street east of State Highway 97 near Tulsa Community College. Officials say the driver of a westbound car veered left and struck an eastbound vehicle, which in turn hit another vehicle that was traveling east. The Tulsa woman was killed in the crash and the drivers of the other vehicles were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Some of the most devastating car accidents involve wrong-way collisions and head-on crashes. Whenever a vehicle veers or drifts into oncoming traffic, there are many questions that must be asked. Was the driver drowsy or asleep at the wheel? Was alcohol a contributing factor in the crash? Was the wrong-way driver looking at a phone or driving distractedly? Did a defective auto part or dangerous roadway condition contribute to the crash? These and other questions must be answered in order to determine fault and liability in these types of fatal accidents. Read the rest »
A 43-year-old Broken Arrow man was killed in an Oklahoma car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to The Associated Press, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred in Broken Arrow the night of November 2. Officials say the man was killed when a Chevrolet S-10 pickup struck him and drove away. Investigators tracked down a 24-year-old Coweta man who has an S-10 with damage consistent with the fatal crash. He faces charges in connection with this fatal collision.
It is illegal to leave the scene of an Oklahoma car accident when someone has been injured or killed. According to Oklahoma Statute 10-102.1, “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death of any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident.” Drivers who fail to stop to avoid detection or prosecution will likely face felony charges. Read the rest »
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