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.