Traveling on Oklahoma’s roads comes with risks like traveling in any other state. Drivers are responsible for being aware of themselves and others on the road. Distracted driving, poor road conditions and impaired drivers can all lead to accidents. Some accidents are minor, with little damage and no injuries, but on occasion, a serious accident can prove fatal. Recently, a collision in Bryan County left two dead and two others injured.
How the crash happened
The accident occurred on a Friday afternoon near Roosevelt Bridge. A Ford Mustang was traveling on State Highway 70 when it collided with a Hyundai Sonata. The passengers in both vehicles died at the scene. Both drivers were also injured and taken to a local hospital.
Investigators are not sure why the accident happened. The weather may have been a contributing factor, but further investigations may show one of the drivers was negligent. If there is evidence of negligence, the driver at fault may face charges. The families of the victims would also have the option to pursue civil action against the driver at fault.
Where to turn for help after an accident
Victims of serious motor vehicle accidents have the right to sue for damages when driver negligence caused the crash. This is also true for families who lose a loved one in a motor vehicle collision. A successful lawsuit can provide victims or their family members with funds to cover medical bills, funeral costs, and other accident-related expenses. A consultation with an experienced Oklahoma attorney can provide information on pursuing a case against the driver at fault.