Teen drivers don’t always make the best decisions while traveling on Oklahoma’s roadways. Their inexperience and ignorance of the dangers of unsafe driving often causes teen drivers to have accidents. While most accidents are minor, others can prove fatal. Sadly, an accident involving local high schoolers left one boy dead and several others injured.
A tragic accident affected an entire community
The multi-vehicle crash occurred on a weekday afternoon in southwest Oklahoma City. A local high school student was driving a silver pickup truck when he swerved to avoid a vehicle turning left. The silver pickup struck a white pickup that had five students from the same nearby high school. The collision caused the white pickup to strike a tree.
A 15-year-old passenger in the white pickup was killed in the crash and three others were seriously injured. The driver of the white pickup suffered from minor injuries and the silver pickup driver was not injured. Police believe the trucks were both traveling well over the posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour. The investigation is ongoing and may determine what caused the accident and if either driver was at fault.
Fatal car accidents can impact an entire community, especially when the victim is so young. But the family of the victim can face lifelong heartache after losing a child in a motor vehicle accident. Oklahoma families may go through many emotions while they grieve their loss, but they can also experience a significant financial burden. Money cannot bring back a loved one, but a successful civil lawsuit against the driver at fault can help a family pay for any accident-related costs they are facing.