Oklahoma Woman Killed in Creek Car Crash
On the afternoon of January 3, a 40-year-old woman of Colony, Oklahoma was killed in an accident in which her 1994 Dodge Dakota Pickup crashed into a creek bed, according to a report by KJRH.
Police say she was driving at high speeds when her Dodge inexplicably departed from the north side of the road and went into a bridge’s delineator. The vehicle flew 75 feet into the air and struck the side of a creek embankment. It then rolled once before stopping in the creek bed.
The woman was last seen alive at a business the day before the incident.
Investigators found she did not have her seatbelt on when the crash occurred. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Many people would be quick to say that the cause behind tragic single-vehicle accidents like this one can only be driver error; however, this would be far from true. Defective auto parts can play a huge role in a single-vehicle accident since mechanical failure often leads to loss of control. Dangerous roadway conditions and inadequate signage can also be the factors behind such incidents. In either case, a party other than the driver can be held liable for any damages sustained in the accident.
If you have been injured in a single-vehicle accident in Oklahoma, it is highly advised that you seek the help of a qualified auto accident attorney. At Maples Law Firm, we are committed to providing our clients with the best legal representation. For your case, we can conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your incident and gather evidence that will be conducive to your claim. For a free, informative consultation, call us today at (888) 226-6159.
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