Car accidents can be traumatic for everyone involved, but they are especially concerning when the victims include children. There are many factors that can contribute to motor vehicle accidents, and some of these contributing factors are avoidable. Driver error is a frequent cause of motor vehicle crashes in Oklahoma and other states. When drivers ignore traffic signs, it can often lead to accidents with injuries. This was the case for victims in a recent Muskogee County crash.
Details of the crash
On Sunday March 7, a pickup truck with four occupants was traveling eastbound on Highway 71. The truck apparently failed to yield at a stop sign and struck another pickup that was heading northbound on State Highway 2. The second truck had six occupants, including a driver and five passengers. This Muskogee County motor vehicle crash left nine injured. Out of the nine victims, six were children ranging in age from 7 to 12 years old.
Fortunately, none of the injuries in this accident were life-threatening. All the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts. Authorities have not released information on the identity of those involved in the crash or further details on their injuries at this time.
What often happens after similar incidents
Negligent drivers far too often cause motor vehicle accidents that result in serious injuries. These injuries can lead to costly medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages and painful recovery time. When children are involved in a serious accident, the trauma can be even more severe. Motor vehicle accident victims may be able to take legal action against negligent drivers, and the parents or legal guardians of minors may be able to seek compensation on behalf of their children as well. This compensation can help ease the financial burden and pain and suffering that comes after such an unfortunate incident.