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Bristow Man Killed in Collision with Semi Truck

By Car Accident Help on July 8, 2013

A 51-year-old Bristow man was killed in an Oklahoma car accident after a semi truck struck his 2000 Chevy truck. According to a News On 6 report, the fatal truck accident occurred on Highway 66 where it intersects with South 501st West Avenue in Creek County. Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, but it appears that the fatally injured victim was traveling west and the semi truck driver was heading east. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

The Bristow man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash after rescue crews struggled for nearly two hours to free him from his crushed vehicle. The 40-year-old truck driver from Bartlesville was thrown from his cab during the collision. He was transported to a Tulsa hospital in stable condition. Read the rest »

Woman Killed in Tulsa Intersection Accident

By Car Accident Help on July 5, 2012

A 27-year-old woman was killed in a Tulsa intersection accident involving a two-car collision at an intersection. According to a news report in Tulsa World, the fatal car crash occurred on Lynn Lane Road and 21st Street in Tulsa. Officials say the victim’s vehicle stopped before entering the intersection where a second car struck it. The driver suffered fatal injuries and her 17-year-old female passenger has been listed in critical condition. The 45-year-old woman driving the other vehicle sustained injuries that are not considered life threatening. It is unclear if she will be cited for the fatal crash.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, there were 616 fatalities and 24,445 injuries suffered in Oklahoma car accidents in the year 2010. During that same year, there were eight fatalities reported as a result of 9,687 car accidents in Tulsa. Read the rest »

Oklahoma Car Accident Kills Two

By Car Accident Help on December 28, 2011

An 80-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman from Osage County were killed in a car accident after their Dodge pickup was struck by a dump truck. According to a KJRH news report, the fatal Oklahoma truck accident occurred near the Lowe’s on Adams Boulevard in Bartlesville. Officials say the 80-year-old man was making a U-turn when a dump truck struck his pickup. The female passenger died at the scene of the crash and the male driver passed away that night. The driver of the dump truck was not injured and was not cited for the crash.

Under Oklahoma Law, drivers must only make a turn when and where it safe to do so. Under Oklahoma Statute 47-11-604: “No person shall turn a vehicle…unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway.” Drivers must not “move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.” Additionally, drivers are required to signal appropriately to alert other motorists before they make a turn. Read the rest »

Three-Car Collision in Muskogee County Claims Man’s Life, Injures Another

By Car Accident Help on December 22, 2010

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. Read the rest »

Sand Springs Community Bands Together after 2 Teens Die in Car Accident

By Car Accident Help on November 5, 2010

Two Oklahoma high school students were killed in a fatal car crash on Sunday, October 24 according to The Sand Springs Leader. The 16-year-old driver of a 2001 Mercury Cougar was heading east on 61st Street South when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle didn’t stop at a stop sign. Also in the Cougar were two 15-year-old passengers and one 14-year-old passenger. Heading north on 161st West Ave. was the 20-year-old driver of a 1998 Dodge Dakota. Upon entering the intersection, the pickup truck struck the second vehicle on its right passenger door. The two 15-year-old female passengers were killed.

Depending on what the investigation concludes, the parents of the deceased high school students may be able to hold the auto maker, the brake manufacturer or a third party liable for wrongful death in Oklahoma if it is found that the brakes were defective in some way. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009, there were 30,797 fatal crashes resulting in 33,808 deaths. Of those fatalities, 738 occurred in Oklahoma. Read the rest »

Fatal Oklahoma City Rollover Crash Kills 20 Year Old Woman

By Car Accident Help on August 19, 2010

A 20-year old woman from Oklahoma was tragically killed when the SUV in which she was a passenger lost control and rolled over, ejecting her from the vehicle. According to NewsOK.com, the woman’s two young children, aged one year and three months, sustained minor injuries and the driver of the vehicle has been booked into the Oklahoma County jail for DUI, manslaughter, child endangerment and driving without a license. The crash occurred on the victim’s birthday.

Police are investigating the Oklahoma fatal car crash and have reported that the victim was not wearing a seat belt. According to officials, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed; however, it is unclear exactly what caused the vehicle to lose control. If high speed or alcohol played a role in causing this tragic accident, the driver could be held liable for the wrongful death of the woman. Read the rest »


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