Oklahoma’s highways are often used by semi-trucks to deliver essential goods throughout the state and to other parts of the country. These large trucks are heavy and challenging to drive, and they often cause significant damage when involved in accidents with smaller vehicles. An accident with a semi-truck can leave the driver and passengers of the truck or other involved vehicles with serious injuries. Sadly, these accidents can also be deadly.
A life lost in a tragic accident
A fatal crash occurred recently on I-44 in the early morning hours. A semi-truck was involved in a two-vehicle collision with a car. The impact caused the semi to catch fire, leading to the closure of the highway for several hours. Sadly, the driver of the car was killed. The truck driver was injured in the accident and taken to a nearby hospital.
While the highway was closed, authorities investigated the accident to try to determine the cause. They believe that the driver of the car was driving the wrong way in the eastbound direction. If evidence shows the driver of the car was at fault, the truck driver may have cause to sue the deceased driver’s estate for damages.
Help after a fatal accident
Accident victims in Oklahoma have rights when it comes to seeking compensation for damages after a motor vehicle accident. When the person at fault passes away, the victim may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the estate of the driver believed to have been at fault. Victims of serious motor vehicle accidents or their surviving family members can seek legal advice from an attorney with experience in personal injury cases.