Every time you step into a vehicle in Oklahoma, you’re putting yourself at risk of being involved in a crash. One of the best ways to avoid such a collision is to be aware of what factors put you at an increased risk of injury or death in the event of involvement in a collision and the Oklahoma City car accident lawyers with Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys are here to let you in on some of the most recent demographics regarding motor vehicle injuries and fatalities in our state.
A report released from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety shows that a majority of the auto accidents that occurred last month in our state—especially those that were fatal— happened over the weekend. According to 1600kush.com, both Saturdays and Sundays in February saw a total of six fatalities, while Fridays saw a total of five lost lives.
Consuming alcohol was also one of the most common and most preventable causes of accidents in Oklahoma last month. Drunk driving accounted for a total of 28 motor vehicle fatalities last month alone. Of those deaths, motorists between the ages of 21 and 30 were at the greatest risk of losing their life in an Oklahoma car accident involving a drunk driver.
Failure to be properly restrained also led to a large number of fatalities, considering 48 percent of those who lost their lives in Oklahoma motor vehicle crashes last month were not buckled up at the time of the accident.
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we recognize the dangers of driving and our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers ask that you keep safety on your mind each and every time you get behind the wheel of a vehicle.