A head-on collision killed three people in Payne County on August 4, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The victims were a 49-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman, and a two-year-old girl. All three individuals were declared deceased at the scene of the Oklahoma car crash.
According to the accident report, a 1999 Dodge Durango driven by 30-year-old woman drifted into the oncoming lane on Oklahoma 108, close to the crossing of Airport Road, and collided head-on with a 1997 Dodge Intrepid, driven by the 38-year-old female victim, killing her and her 2-year-old daughter.
The Durango then struck another car, according to the police report, a 2006 Ford Mustang driven by a 33-year-old man, who was immediately taken to Tulsa’s St. John Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. The man’s 7-year-old daughter was a passenger in his vehicle and was treated for her injuries at Stillwater Medical Center and subsequently released.
An investigation of the fatal accident’s cause is underway. Both the driver (who was taken by helicopter to Oklahoma City’s OU Medical Center and registered in critical condition) and the deceased passenger of the Durango were thrown approximately 80 feet from their SUV, said state troopers in the report; neither were reported to be wearing seat belts.
The tragic crash testifies to the solemn need for vigilant driver awareness when behind the wheel, as well as the incredible importance of wearing seat beats. If you have been injured in an accident involving a negligent driver, contact the car accident attorneys in Oklahoma City at The Maples Law Firm for assistance. For a free consultation, call 1-888-226-6159.