Three men were killed in a Tulsa fatal car accident involving a head-on collision. According to a news report in The Associated Press, the fatal crash occurred on East 145th Avenue in Rogers County. Officials say a 29-year-old man was attempting to pass a semi-trailer when his car crashed head first into another vehicle. The driver was killed and two passengers from Tulsa, aged 21 and 23, in the other vehicle suffered fatal injuries as well. It is unclear if the driver of the second car was injured, but the driver of the semi-trailer was not hurt in the fatal crash.
Many of the most devastating Oklahoma car accidents involve head-on collisions. Unlike broadside or rear-end collisions, a head-on collision involves the combined speed of both vehicles. To prevent these types of high-impact crashes, Oklahoma Statute 11-311 states that wherever a highway has been divided into two or more roadways, “every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand roadway.”
The victim or the victim’s family in such cases can hold negligent drivers liable for their actions. Families who have suffered a loss in a head-on collision would be well advised to discuss their legal rights and options with an experienced Oklahoma car accident attorney. Financial compensation may be available for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, lost future wages, and other related damages.
The skilled Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at Maples Law Firm have a long history of handling cases involving fatal car crashes. To discuss your potential claim at absolutely no cost, please call our offices today at (888) 226-6159.