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Head-on car accident kills 1, injures 3

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2020 | Car Accidents

The approaching holiday season should be a time of happiness for families everywhere, but it may mean tragedy for some. A recent car accident here in Oklahoma has likely resulted in a terrible loss for at least one family. Police say it didn’t have to happen and that one driver may be to blame due to reckless driving.

The Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened on a local roadway. One driver decided to attempt to pass a vehicle, even though the area is not designated as a passing zone. The driver’s vehicle crashed into another one traveling in the other direction. The head-on collision resulted in the death of the driver in the oncoming vehicle.

The driver of the first car, along with her passenger, an 11-year-old boy, both had to be taken for treatment at a nearby hospital. A 2-year-old girl in the second car was taken for treatment, but has since been released. Police say that they are considering criminal charges against the driver they believe to be responsible, the one who survived. They also acknowledge that the area where the crash happened seems to be a place where many drivers speed and engage in dangerous driving behavior, which they find discouraging.

The possibility exists that police may not charge anyone with a crime related to this car accident. Even so, the family of the victims could choose to pursue civil litigation. A wrongful death or personal injury claim may be an effective means of securing the finances needed for costs often related to car crashes, such as medical bills or funeral expenses. An Oklahoma attorney can vigorously examine the entire situation and help a family decide on the best course of action.