The nature of head-on collisions in Oklahoma and other states often means significant damage to vehicles, which many times leads to serious injuries or death in drivers and passengers of one or both vehicles. Head-on collisions happen for many reasons. Some are simply accidents due to weather, poor road conditions or other factors. But sometimes, these collisions may be due to driver error on one or both parties involved. A recent head-on collision in Pittsburg County left two women dead.
How the crash happened
The accident occurred on OK-31, east of McAlester. A woman driving a Chevy Sonic was heading westbound while the other driver, in a Ford Focus, was driving east. Both female drivers veered into the opposite lanes, which led their vehicles to collide head-on. The driver of the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other driver was taken to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Two children who were passengers in the Chevy were also injured but are expected to recover. Authorities are not sure what caused both drivers to cross the center line. Further investigations may reveal more about how the accident happened.
Filing suit after a deadly crash
Deadly car accidents happen for various reasons, some of which can be attributed to driver error or negligence. In this case, both drivers passed away from the accident, but the surviving family members may have the option to sue the estate of the driver at fault, if fault can be proven. These tragic circumstances can devastate a family emotionally but can also cause financial hardship. Oklahoma residents in a similar situation can benefit from speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand their options.