A crash has left an Oklahoma deputy injured. The Pawnee County deputy was responding to a call when his vehicle collided with a truck on the highway. The driver of the other vehicle was arrested and is now facing multiple charges. The deputy was treated and released from the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Cause of the accident
The deputy was on his way to a non-emergency call, driving westbound on Highway 64. A Dodge Ram pulled in front of the deputy, causing the collision. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was captured in a nearby pasture soon after the accident.
The deputy suffered injuries to his head, knees and legs in the crash. The driver of the pickup was not injured. He is now facing several charges related to leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, operating a vehicle without a license and narcotics possession. He is also charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic and driving under the influence, both of which may have contributed to the accident.
What to do after being injured in a crash
Focusing on recovery is of the utmost importance when one is injured in a car accident. Once a victim recovers, there may be cause to pursue a civil case against a negligent driver if their actions caused the accident. When someone drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are putting others on the road at risk. Motor vehicle accident injuries can be life-changing and can come with serious medical costs, loss of income and other expenses. Accident victims in Oklahoma may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit to recover some of their damages.