Four people were killed in a devastating Oklahoma car accident that took place on November 25th, in which the victims sustained massive injuries that proved to be fatal. Even more tragic, three of the fatalities were teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19, all of whom were passengers in the two cars involved in the deadly collision. If you have suffered injuries in an Oklahoma car accident, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our qualified car accident attorneys at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the collision, in order to pursue financial compensation for your accident-related losses.
INJURIES AND DEATHS RESULTING FROM OK CAR ACCIDENT
The OK car accident occurred on state highway 60 around 4:20 p.m. and involved two vehicles – a 2003 Mustang and a 2000 Ford pickup. According to an accident report issued by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the Mustang was headed east on US 60 when the driver started veering to the left for an unknown reason, eventually striking the pickup traveling in the opposite direction, head on. Both vehicles contained passengers, all of whom were pinned for over an hour while rescue crews attempted to free the survivors.
Pronounced dead at the scene of the Oklahoma car accident. was the 39-year-old driver of the Mustang and his two passengers – a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old. A 7-year-old girl was also a passenger in the Mustang, and was airlifted to a hospital in Missouri, where she is currently listed in serious condition. The driver of the pickup truck, a 22-year-old male, was also airlifted to a Missouri hospital, where he was treated and released. Unfortunately, the 19-year-old passenger in the truck was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The OHP is still investigating the cause of the fatal OK car accident.
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Serious injuries and fatalities occur far too often in Oklahoma, where 738 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2009 alone. Across the United States, there were roughly 5.5 million traffic accidents reported to police that same year, resulting in a shocking 33,808 fatalities. If you have been injured in a serious car accident in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, our knowledgeable car accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff can help. Our team of reputable car accident attorneys have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of car accident victims in Oklahoma, and can help you seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.