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3 pronounced dead at the scene of collision on Christmas

On Behalf of | Dec 31, 2023 | Wrongful Death

Anyone who has ever received the devastating news of a loved one’s death on a holiday understands how sorrow and grief return every time that same holiday takes place. Sadly, a tragedy happened on an Oklahoma roadway just after 8 p.m. on Christmas. Two vehicles were involved, and multiple fatalities occurred. Investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of the collision.

Upon arriving at the scene, rescuers faced the sad duty of pronouncing three people dead. A 63-year-old man and his 32-year-old son, as well as a 55-year-old woman all suffered fatal injuries in the collision. The older man was the driver of their vehicle. Another passenger in the vehicle suffered severe injuries and was listed in critical condition when she was flown to several hospitals for trauma care.

2 occupants of the other vehicle are in critical condition following the collision

The collision, which occurred on U.S. 70 near Boswell, left the driver and a passenger in the other vehicle in critical conditions, as well. The 32-year-old and 24-year-old both suffered severe torso and leg injuries. The younger individual was taken to a nearby medical center in Texas.

Grieving the loss of a loved one when a collision takes place on Christmas

The festive spirit and joy of the Christmas season comes to an abrupt halt when a family receives the devastating news that several of its members suffered fatal injuries in an Oklahoma motor vehicle collision. Such tragedies not only cause intense shock, sorrow and grief, but they also often spur serious financial distress. State law allows an immediate family member to file a wrongful death claim when another driver’s negligence or recklessness was a causal factor in a family member’s death. Court-awarded compensation can help offset a financial crisis associated with a fatal collision.