Three people were left seriously injured after a car crash late last week. According to The Norman Transcript, the crash occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night at the intersection of North Porter Avenue and East Franklin Road.
Reports from the Norman Police Department indicated that the driver of a small car carrying one other passenger was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection when the driver of a minivan failed to come to a halt at a stop sign and slammed into the driver’s side of the car.
Rescue crews had to transport the driver of the car to a University of Oklahoma hospital to be treated for critical injuries from the Oklahoma car accident, while the car’s passenger was treated for less severe injuries. The minivan driver was taken to a local hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident.
Investigators say they will continue to look into what contributing factors may have led to the accident.
The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers point out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Traffic Safety Report shows that more than 2.3 million Americans reported car accidents at intersections in 2008, resulting in nearly 8,000 fatalities. More than 750 of those deaths were attributed to drivers who failed to stop for a red light or stop sign.