When a head-on collision happens on an Oklahoma road, those involved are often seriously injured. This type of collision may occur for many reasons. A distracted or intoxicated driver can cause such a crash. But sometimes, this type of accident happens when someone has a medical emergency and loses control of the vehicle. A recent accident just outside of Purcell left several injured, and it is believed that one of the drivers may have passed out before the crash.
What caused the accident
The initial crash happened on 180th St. on a Monday evening. An eastbound SUV driven by a 45-year-old man struck the rear of a Nissan after the SUV driver reportedly passed out behind the wheel. The SUV then struck another westbound vehicle head-on, a Hyundai, injuring the 17-year-old driver.
The drivers of both the SUV and Hyundai were trapped inside and had to be extricated by the local fire department. Both suffered from serious injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver and three passengers of the Nissan, two of whom were young children, were treated for minor injuries. No charges have been filed against any of the drivers, though it is likely that the crash is still being investigated.
Legal help is available for accident victims
Victims of serious motor vehicle accidents not only suffer from physical injuries, but they may also find themselves dealing with a significant financial burden after a crash. Those with serious injuries may have extensive medical bills and may not be able to return to work immediately after a crash. A successful personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver can provide an Oklahoma victim with compensation to help with those unexpected accident-related expenses.