A car accident that occurred on State Highway 9 on February 12, sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries resulting from one motorist's reckless driving. According to the police report, a vehicle traveling on Highway 9 crossed into oncoming traffic and struck one vehicle, then hit a guard rail and collided with another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, resulting in serious injuries to three people. If you have suffered injuries in a serious accident in Oklahoma caused by another person's negligence, contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Atkins & Markoff for legal help. Our lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of car accident victims throughout the state of Oklahoma, and will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your accident-related injuries and medical expenses.
Serious Injuries Resulting From Three-Car Wreck
According to a report compiled by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), Kyle McCafferty, 30, was driving west on State Highway 9 at around 11:50 a.m. on February 12, when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck two vehicles traveling east. Joe Mitchell, 81, was driving on Highway 9 with passenger Michael Mitchell, 54, when his vehicle was struck by McCafferty's, and David Deweese was eastbound on Highway 9 when McCafferty's car collided with his. McCafferty was transported to the McAlester Regional Health Center, where he was listed in stable condition with multiple injuries. Mitchell was also transported to MRHC, where he was listed in stable condition with head and internal trunk injuries. Deweese was transported to St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa and is currently listed in serious condition with a head injury. Mitchell refused treatment at the scene of the accident.
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The collision occurred less than a half mile west of State Highway 9A, the OHP report indicated. The accident was investigated by OHP Trooper Shane Hackler, of the Pittsburg County detachment. Hackler has attributed the cause of the serious collision to driving under the influence of alcohol. Drivers are expected to exercise a reasonable amount of care when traveling on Oklahoma roadways. Unfortunately, negligence – be it in the form of drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, drowsy driving or another form of unsafe driving practice – is a major cause of devastating and deadly car accident across the country. If you have been injured in a car accident because of another motorist's negligence, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our reputable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff today to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.