Car accidents happen on Oklahoma’s roads for many different reasons. Sometimes, the reason is unknown, and other times, there are obvious signs as to what caused the accident to happen. No matter the reason, the dangers of motor vehicle accidents are a concern for all drivers, especially teens who don’t have a lot of experience driving. Sadly, a recent accident involving three teenagers left one deceased and another seriously injured.
Cause of the accident
The single-vehicle crash happened on a weekday afternoon. A 17-year-old male was driving a Chevy SUV along a road in Washita County. At this time, knowledge of what occurred is limited and details have not yet been released as to what may have caused the accident. However, authorities have said that the driver and two teen passengers were not wearing seatbelts.
When authorities arrived at the crash scene, a 17-year-old male, one of the passengers, had succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the SUV was flown to a nearby medical center with serious injuries. The other passenger, a 16-year-old male, was treated and released. Further investigation may help authorities discover what caused the accident. As of this time, no charges have been filed against the teen driver.
Legal remedies for losing a loved one unexpectedly
Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, especially when that person is young and has their entire life ahead of them. But families in a situation like this do have the option to pursue civil action against the driver at fault. The funds awarded in such a case can help the family cope with the financial burden that often comes when someone dies unexpectedly. Oklahoma accident victims, or their family members, can seek advice from an experienced personal injury attorney.