It’s common for drivers to encounter semi-trucks on Oklahoma roads. These trucks transport goods throughout the state and to other parts of the country. But semis are larger than other vehicles and the size and weight of the truck mean that when they are involved in an accident, the results are sometimes fatal. Sadly, a recent accident in Dewey County resulted in three deaths and police are still trying to determine what caused the crash.
The crash occurred on US-270 near Oakwood on a Monday afternoon. A northbound semi-truck, driven by a 29-year-old man, crossed the center line. This semi struck another truck, driven by a 39-year-old man, head-on in the southbound lane. The collision caused another semi to leave the roadway to attempt to avoid the accident.
Both semi-drivers were killed in the crash. The passenger in the third vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital where he died the next day. Authorities are investigating the accident to try to determine what exactly happened. Sadly, three families are now dealing with the unexpected loss of a loved one due to a motor vehicle crash.
Truck accidents are often very serious
When a semi is involved in an accident, or in this case when multiple semis are involved, the results can be deadly. Authorities may look at the evidence surrounding the crash and determine that driver negligence was the cause. When this happens, victims or their surviving family members have the right to seek compensation from the person at fault. An Oklahoma personal injury attorney can help victims to understand their options.