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.