Ten Lives Lost in Fatal Auto Accidents During 4th of July Weekend

by Keith Adkins

This past weekend marked our nation’s independence with the 4th of July holiday. While a majority of Oklahomans remained safe over the last few days, a handful of others were seriously injured or killed.

Our Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys explain that law enforcement is reporting that traffic accidents are to blame for the loss of ten lives this past weekend. This is a decrease from the total of eleven lives that were lost during the 2014 holiday, five of which were caused by intoxicated motorists.

According to an article from Oklahoma’s 9 News, the fatalities that were recorded consisted of six occupants of cars, trucks, or SUVs, two motorcyclists, one motorcycle passenger, and three pedestrians. Investigators are still working to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor in any of the accidents.

Officers and troopers also reported that they were able to make 52 arrests while conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the state of Oklahoma.

At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we are aware of the dangers that can be found on our state’s roads and highways around holidays. That’s why our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys would like to applaud our state’s law enforcement agencies and staff for working so hard to keep Oklahoma’s streets and roads safe during the 4th of July festivities.