A car crash can change a person’s world in a matter of moments. When a car accident proves fatal, the family of the victim may search for reasons why as they grieve and if there are too many unknowns, it often magnifies their pain. A recent crash here in Oklahoma that took the lives of two people is still under investigation, likely leaving their loved ones waiting for answers.
Fatal crash leaves questions
According to officials, the crash occurred on a recent weekend morning at the intersection of two highways and involved three vehicles. One driver allegedly tried to execute a turn onto a state route. A second vehicle was already on that highway, heading south and approaching the intersection. Police say that for unknown reasons, the first vehicle turned in front of the second, causing the second to rear-end the first. The first car reportedly wound up being pushed into oncoming traffic as a result of the impact where a northbound vehicle struck it head-on.
Two occupants of the third vehicle died, one at the scene and the other after being rushed to a nearby hospital. There is no word on the condition of the other vehicle occupants and police say they are still working to determine exactly why the crash happened. Officials have not speculated on possible causes, though sometimes crashes like this result from numerous factors, such as intoxicated or distracted driving or excessive speeding.
Legal options for those left behind
When Oklahoma police conclude their crash investigation, the families of the two victims who died may decide to pursue legal action. Apart from any criminal charges, the families could choose to file wrongful death civil claims against parties believed responsible. A successful claim could result in financial relief that may help the victims’ loved ones cover costs related to the car accident. An attorney with experience in personal injury law may be able to help those who are in a similar situation.