A motor vehicle accident can happen to anyone driving on Oklahoma roads. Sometimes these accidents are minor, with little damage and no injuries. But serious accidents do occur, and they can be fatal or leave victims with life-changing injuries. Some crashes can’t be attributed to any specific factor, but others happen due to the negligence of one or more drivers. A recent accident involving three vehicles left one man dead and injured others.
How it happened
The crash occurred one evening in McCurtain County on Oklahoma 3. A Toyota pickup and a Chevrolet pickup were both heading west on the highway. Another pickup, a Ford operated by a 31-year-old male, was heading east. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Ford veered into the westbound land, striking both other trucks.
The driver of the Toyota, a 17-year-old male, was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Sadly, the passenger in the Toyota passed away at the scene of the crash. The driver and passenger in the Ford were also taken to a hospital for serious injuries, and no further information is known about their current condition. The driver of the Chevrolet was uninjured in the crash. Investigators will attempt to understand why the crash happened and determine who, if anyone, was at fault.
Seek legal advice after serious accidents
Being involved in a serious car accident can be traumatic, especially if one is left with life-changing injuries. When a loved one dies in an accident, those left behind will not only be dealing with the emotions involved with losing a loved one unexpectedly, but they may also have financial obligations associated with the crash. Oklahoma residents who’ve been involved in an accident, or the surviving loved ones of a crash victim, can seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney.