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Two Motorists Injured as the Result of Oklahoma Auto Accident

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Two Oklahoma men were seriously injured as the result of a single-vehicle auto accident on Saturday night. According to an article published by The Ardmoreite, distracted driving caused the crash.

The incident occurred at around 12:55 a.m. on US Highway 77 as the 18-year-old driver of a Chrysler sedan was traveling southbound with a 20-year-old male in the front passenger seat. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that the driver took her eyes off the road for a brief moment, which was enough time to allow the vehicle to veer off the side of the highway and strike a set of concrete stairs connected to a building next to the road. The impact of the Oklahoma Car Accident caused the car to roll and eject the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Rescue crews were able to stabilize the driver and transport her to a hospital where she remains in critical condition. The passenger in the vehicle, who was buckled in, was treated and released at a local hospital.

Research shows that buckling your safety belt can reduce your chance of death in an accident by as much as 50 percent.

This is why the Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers ask that all motorists buckle up the moment the sit down in a vehicle and insist that other passengers do the same.

Head-On Collisions In Oklahoma Kill Three, Injure One

by jcl

An Oklahoma City woman was critically injured in a head-on collision earlier today. According to KOCO News, the accident happened at the intersection of Northeast 23rd St. and Sooner Road.

Officers with the Oklahoma City Metro Police Department say that the woman was driving with a 2-year-old child in the backseat when she accidentally crossed the center yellow divider lines and struck a pickup truck head-on.

While the driver of the pickup escaped the crash unscathed, both the female driver and the child suffered injuries. They were taken to a local hospital where the woman remains in critical condition.

Three victims of a separate head-on collision that occurred in Graham, Oklahoma, yesterday were not so lucky and died as a result of the crash. Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say that the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder crossed into oncoming lanes of traffic and struck a 2001 Mercury Marquis that was carrying the three victims.

Head-on collisions are often more deadly than other types of crashes because of the proximity of the site of impact to the driver and the direction of the force put on the body by the impact of the collision.

The Oklahoma Auto Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers wish the victim of the first accident a speedy recovery and would also like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victims of the fatal crash.

New Regulations For Emergency Response Vehicles?

by jcl

A change in Oklahoma state law may take place in regards to emergency vehicle driver safety after a recent accident involving an ambulance and a minivan. According to KOCO News, an Oklahoma City man was killed when an Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) ambulance hit his van at the intersection of Northwest 10th and May Avenue.

The man was passing through the intersection with a green light as an ambulance smashed into the side of his vehicle. The impact sent the car skidding nearly 75-feet across the asphalt before hitting a light pole.

Witnesses told investigating officers that the ambulance only had its lights on, and not it’s siren, as it blew through the intersection and T-boned the man’s car; however, an EMSA investigation determined that both lights and sirens were on at the time of the crash.

State law does not require an emergency vehicle to use any light, sirens, or a combination of both when responding to an emergency.

State Representative Doug Cox says he will introduce legislation next session that will require ambulances and other emergency vehicles to use both lights and sirens when responding to calls.

The Oklahoma Auto Accident Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers support the push for better laws regulating emergency vehicle driver safety when going to or coming from a call or emergency situation. If you have been injured in an emergency vehicle accident at no fault of your own, contact an attorney today.

Tractor Trailer Driver Killed When Truck Hit a Cow

by jcl

A tractor-trailer driver from Gasden, Tennessee, was killed near Weatherford, Oklahoma when his truck collided with a cow. According to Channel 8 News, the accident occurred along I-40 late Sunday evening.

The 58-year-old driver was in the westbound lanes of the highway. It was dark and the driver had little time to react to the massive bovine that had wandered into lanes of traffic from one of the many pastures that line the highway. The truck overcorrected and rolled off the side of the highway with the driver trapped inside. Once rescuers arrived, it took them roughly 43 minutes to free the driver from the debris. Firefighters said the man suffered massive injuries and was declared dead at the scene of the crash.

According to MSN, several million animal collisions occur yearly and are responsible for the deaths of several hundred individuals every year. In most cases, the animal is wild, like a deer, and there is no one to be held responsible for it being in the road. In this case, the cow’s negligent owner allowed it to escape.

The Oklahoma Auto Accident Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand accidents happen, but that deson’t mean a victim or victim’s family should suffer because of someone else’s negligence. Contact us today by filling out a free online consultation form if you have been injured because of another person’s mistake.

Teens involved in Oklahoma auto accident

by jcl

An Oklahoma auto accident has left a teen in critical condition, according to kxii.com.

A 14-year-old girl was driving a car when she ran off the road and struck a tree in the Oklahoma auto accident. Though the 14-year-old only sustained minor injuries in the Oklahoma auto accident, a passenger in the car, a 17-year-old male teen, had to be transported by air to a hospital.

Law enforcement officials believe speed may have played a role in the Oklahoma auto accident.

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Why do you think the 17-year-old let the 14-year-old drive the vehicle? How often do you think underage drivers operate a vehicle without their parents knowing?

If you or someone you know has suffered an Oklahoma  auto accident, the Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at J. Colbert Injury Lawyers can help.

Woman dies in Oklahoma auto accident after driving into lake

by jcl

A 95-year-old was involved in an Oklahoma auto accident, according to newsok.com.

The woman was speeding when she struck a gate and went into a lake during the Oklahoma auto accident.

Two people who witnessed the Oklahoma auto accident dove into the lake to save her but couldn’t get her out of the vehicle.

Law enforcement officials said she was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the Oklahoma auto accident, which was related to medical reasons.

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Do you think driver’s licenses should be taken away from some drivers after a certain age, or would that be discriminatory?

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma auto accident, the Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at J. Colbert Injury Lawyers can help.

College students die in Oklahoma auto accident

by jcl

Two students were killed in a Oklahoma auto accident when they were on their way home from a weekend trip to visit a friend.

According to friends of the Oklahoma auto accident victims, the two were visiting a another friend at Air Force Basic Training graduation.

The two struck a tree in the Oklahoma auto accident. There was a third passenger in the vehicle at the time of the Oklahoma auto accident, but the extent of his injuries was not reported on the maneater.com.

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What summer tips would you suggest to others for being safe while traveling this summer? How do you think younger drivers can avoid Oklahoma auto accidents?

If you or someone you know has suffered an Oklahoma City auto accident, the Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at J. Colbert Injury Lawyers can help.

Father, son die in Oklahoma auto accident

by jcl

A father and son who were involved in a Oklahoma auto accident were recently buried.

According to newson6.com, the father and his seven-month-old were hit head-on in an Oklahoma auto accident in their SUV by a driver who is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.

The man’s wife, who was also in the SUV, survived the Oklahoma auto accident.

The driver of the other vehicle, an 18-year-old female, is being held on first degree manslaughter, driving under the influence, and leaving the scene of a Oklahoma auto accident.

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Do you think those who provide access to alcohol to minors should face charges similar to those being charged of DUI? What do you think would prevent adults from giving minors access to alcohol?

If you or someone you know has suffered an Oklahoma City auto accident, the Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at J. Colbert Injury Lawyers can help.

Man pronounced dead after Oklahoma auto accident

by jcl

A one-car Oklahoma auto accident killed one person.

A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the Oklahoma auto accident after sustaining massive injuries. His passenger, a 27-year-old girl, was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital in critical condition.

The two were in a 2003 Volkswagon on Highway 145 when the vehicle appeared to have been over-corrected, causing the driver to have lost control in the Oklahoma auto accident.

Neither were wearing seatbelts at the time of the Oklahoma auto accident.

Law enforcement officials were still looking into the exact cause of the crash at the time it was published by the Pauls Valley Democrat.

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What do you think can be done so drivers wear their seatbelts at all times?

If you or someone you know has suffered an Oklahoma auto accident, the Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at J. Colbert Injury Lawyers can help.

Two die in separate Oklahoma auto accidents

by jcl

The lives of two people were claimed in recent Oklahoma auto accidents.

A 71-year-old man died while driving his pickup truck on State Highway 39 when he lost control of his vehicle in the Oklahoma auto accident. His vehicle went into a slide and slammed into a tree, according to newsok.com.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt, and he died at a local hospital following the Oklahoma auto accident.

Another person was killed in an Oklahoma auto accident on U.S. 60 when a tractor-trailer and a car slammed into one another.

The highway was closed to let rescue crews and law enforcement officials clean the scene of the Oklahoma auto accident, but additional details about the Oklahoma auto accident were not available.

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How do you plan around busy travel seasons to keep your family safe? Do you think law enforcement officials could do more to keep motorists safe from Oklahoma auto accidents?

If you or someone you know has suffered an Oklahoma auto accident, the Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at J. Colbert Injury Lawyers can help.