When passenger vehicles collide with a semi-truck, the result can be deadly. The smaller vehicles almost always take the brunt of the damage, which can lead to serious injuries for the drivers and passengers of those vehicles. In one recent Oklahoma crash, a semi collided with an SUV on a stretch of highway that is no stranger to serious accidents. This collision, which also involved a third vehicle, led to one vehicle catching fire.
What caused the accident?
This three-vehicle collision occurred on an open highway west of Guthrie. A Toyota SUV was traveling west when the driver stopped to make a legal turn. The semi was also traveling west when it struck the SUV as its driver was preparing to make the turn. The SUV driver was thrown from her vehicle. After the two vehicles collided, the impact caused the semi to go into the eastbound lane where it struck an oncoming pickup truck.
At least one of the vehicles caught fire. The driver of the Toyota was seriously injured and was taken to a nearby hospital. Due to the nature of her injuries she had to be transferred to another hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The pickup driver was pinned in his vehicle for a time and was later flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
Seeking legal assistance after an accident
Motor vehicle accidents can be devastating to those injured or the family members left behind. While dealing with the emotional trauma, Oklahoma victims and their families should also consider the legal implications of the accident if it was due to negligence on the part of another driver. A personal injury lawsuit can help the injured and their family members recover financial losses from medical bills, funeral costs, and other accident-related expenses.