Two men were injured in a Tulsa car accident involving a wrong-way driver. According to a News On 6 report, the wrong-way collision occurred on Interstate 244 at 17th Street in Tulsa. Officials say a 20-year-old man was driving his Ford the wrong way when it collided with a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo driven by a 26-year-old man. Both men had to be freed from their cars by emergency responders.
The driver of the Ford suffered head, arm, leg, and other injuries. The driver of the Isuzu sustained head, internal, and leg injuries. Both men were wearing seatbelts, and both have been listed in stable condition. It is not clear if alcohol was a factor in the crash or if the wrong-way driver will be cited for the collision.
Under Oklahoma Statute 11-311: “Whenever any highway has been divided into two or more roadways by leaving an intervening space or by a physical barrier or clearly indicated dividing section so constructed as to impede vehicular traffic, every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand roadway unless directed or permitted to use another roadway by official traffic control devices or peace officers.”
Victims of negligent drivers may pursue compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other related damages by filing a personal injury claim. In such cases, a skilled car accident attorney can make sure the at-fault party is held accountable for the injuries and damages suffered by the victim.
The experienced Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at The Maples Law Firm help injured victims of auto accidents get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver in Oklahoma, please call our offices at (888) 226-6159 for a free and comprehensive consultation.