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Oklahoma City Auto Accident Attorneys Discuss Teenage Drunk Driving

by Keith Adkins

Many teens in Oklahoma are beginning to catch spring fever as prom and graduation quickly approach. The Oklahoma City auto accident attorneys with Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys say it’s important for teens to be reminded that this time of year is notorious for having a high number of drunk driving accidents involving young people.

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows up to 35 percent of teens admit to consuming alcohol within the past month. Ten percent of those individuals stated they drove after drinking, while 22 percent said they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by an intoxicated individual.

Those who are responsible for causing drunk driving accidents can be held liable for their actions as well. The family of a 17-year-old Oklahoma boy who was killed in a drunk driving car accident was recently awarded a $1.5 million settlement in an Oklahoma drunk driving lawsuit. According to the Insurance Journal, the suit claimed the liquor store that sold alcohol to an underage motorist and the school district were directly responsible for their loss.

One of the best ways to prevent your child from being involved in a drunk driving accident is to regularly talk with them about the dangers this behavior can pose. At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers also suggest creating a contract with teen drivers that specifically states they will not get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated. Taking these two simple precautions could save your child’s life.

 

 

Officer critically injured in Oklahoma car accident

by jcl

The Oklahoman reported that an off-duty deputy was hospitalized in critical condition at St. John’s Regional Medical Center after a one-car Oklahoma auto accident. According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, speed and alcohol were both factors in the car accident.

The 35-year-old deputy was placed in an induced coma after suffering a broken back and potentially a broken neck. The driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a road sign, which caused his car to flip over twice, coming to rest upside down. The driver was thrown 42 feet from the vehicle in the Oklahoma auto accident.

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