A three-car crash in Muskogee County on State Highway 10 left one man dead and another with leg injuries, according to ABC News affiliate KTUL. The 33-year-old driver of a Dodge pickup truck was trying to pass several vehicles in a no passing zone when he struck another vehicle and crashed head on into a Chevrolet truck driven by a 40-year-old man. The 40-year-old motorist was pinned in his vehicle for half an hour before succumbing to his injuries while the 33-year-old driver suffered leg injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. There was no word on whether or not anyone in the third vehicle sustained injury.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, there were 34,017 traffic fatalities with 749 in Oklahoma alone. All motorists have a responsibility to practice safe driving in order to prevent tragedies like this story. However, many drivers still drive aggressively which can cause wrongful death car accidents in Oklahoma.
A proper investigation must be completed in any car accident case; however, if another person’s negligence is found to be the cause of a fatal car crash in Oklahoma, that individual could be held legally responsible for their actions.
Oklahoma wrongful death car accidents can leave those left behind in a whirlwind of grief. In addition to the very sudden loss of a loved one, a family must cope with financial responsibilities of a death, including funeral costs, loss of income, loss of help, pain and suffering, and other burdens. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Oklahoma and believe someone’s negligence was to blame, consult Ray Maples, dedicated Oklahoma wrongful death attorney and founder of The Maples Law Firm. Mr. Maples has extensive experience successfully handling wrongful death cases in Oklahoma and will help you understand your rights and options. With a keen understanding of Oklahoma laws, Mr. Maples will examine every facet of your case to ensure that you are compensated fairly so that you and your family may begin the healing process. Contact Ray Maples today at 1-888-429-0609 to learn more about how he can help during your free consultation.