4 Ways To Stay Safe At the Bricktown 4th Fest

by Keith Adkins

The 4th of July is fast approaching this week and for many that means it’s time to celebrate! That’s why our team of Oklahoma personal injury lawyers from Colbert, Cooper, Hill Attorneys would like to tell you about one of the best ways to commemorate the holiday in the area.

The Bricktown 4th Fest is only in its second year, but already has big things in store for this year and the future. According to an article from KOCO News, the event will kick off this Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. between Sheridan and Oklahoma Avenues in downtown. The festivities will start with live music from local acts and will culminate with a fireworks display that will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Organizers say that last year’s event attracted more than 5,000 patrons and this year’s event is expected to be even larger.

We would like to point out that the large volume of partygoers and vehicles in the area will not only clog traffic, but will also increase the chances of being involved in an Oklahoma car accident. To help avoid these hazards, the law firm is offering several safety tips to the public, including:

  • Plan Ahead- Know where you are going and what route you plan to take prior to heading out. It may prove beneficial to check traffic conditions before leaving as well.
  • Don’t Drink and Drive- Alcohol is one of the leading contributing factors to accidents on holidays, so remember that alcohol and getting behind the wheel don’t mix.
  • Be Vigilant- Pedestrians and other hazards may be present on the road, so look twice before moving or entering traffic.
  • Buckle Up- This is the best way to prevent injury or death in the event of involvement in a motor vehicle collision.