When a wrong-way collision happens on Oklahoma’s roadways, the results are often serious. Wrong-way crashes often lead to a lot of vehicle damage, which in turn can cause critical injuries to those inside the vehicles. Sometimes, these types of accidents are fatal. Tragically, a recent wrong-way crash that happened in Broken Arrow left two women dead.
Where and how the crash happened
The collision occurred on the Creek Turnpike near the 129th East Avenue Exit. For unknown reasons, a 22-year-old female driver was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of traffic. Her vehicle struck another car driven by a 49-year-old female. Both women were trapped inside the vehicles for nearly two hours before rescue personnel could extricate them. Sadly, both drivers succumbed to their injuries.
Investigators are not sure why the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road. They will continue to investigate the accident to better understand what happened in the moments before the crash. If they determine that negligence caused the crash, the deceased victim’s family may have the option to file a lawsuit against the estate of the other deceased driver.
Fatal accidents have many consequences
When a family loses a loved one in a car accident, they often suffer emotionally and financially. Funeral costs and other expenses can be a great financial burden when a loved one dies unexpectedly. Families of accident victims should be aware that they have the right to seek compensation from the other driver or their estate if negligence was a contributing factor in the accident. Speaking with an Oklahoma personal injury attorney can provide victims’ families with answers to their legal questions.