Navigating Oklahoma’s roadways requires caution, especially when one is driving during the busiest times of the day. When traffic is heavy during the morning and evening commutes, accidents may be more likely to happen. These accidents may be minor with no injuries, or they may involve serious or even fatal injuries to the drivers and passengers. Sadly, a woman was recently killed in a two-vehicle crash in Kingfisher County when her vehicle was struck by a pickup.
How the accident happened
The victim was traveling in a Pontiac car with three passengers inside. She drove through the intersection of N2800 and E0760 when her vehicle was struck by a pickup driven by a 28-year-old male. The pickup driver failed to stop at the stop sign. The impact of the collision left the female driver dead and injured the three passengers inside her vehicle. The pickup driver was not injured in the accident.
Authorities are currently investigating the accident to determine who was at fault. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, which may have contributed to the seriousness of the crash. No charges have been filed against the pickup driver at this time.
Accident victims have rights
Motor vehicle accidents can change the lives of Oklahoma victims and their families. When someone dies in a motor vehicle accident, the family has the right to file a civil lawsuit against the driver at fault if negligence was a factor in the crash. While the proceeds from a successful wrongful death lawsuit can never replace a loved one, those funds can be used to help the family recover financially after their loss.