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The importance of using headlights when driving after dark

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2024 | Car Accidents

When navigating Oklahoma’s roadways after dark, limited visibility can cause one to have an accident. By using headlights when appropriate, many accidents may be prevented. Headlights allow one to see oncoming vehicles and other obstructions on or near the roadway. When a driver doesn’t use their headlights, they are putting themselves and others on the road at risk. A recent two-vehicle crash in Jackson County, which left one injured, has been attributed to one of the drivers not using their headlights.  

Details of the accident 

The crash happened on a Saturday night in Blair. A GMC pickup truck was traveling in the area near Zinn Avenue and Hughes Drive when it struck a Ford pickup. According to the report taken by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the driver of the Ford pickup was not using headlights, which prevented the driver of the GMC from seeing the other truck. 

As the Ford was making a turn, the GMC struck the Ford, which injured a passenger inside the GMC. The 18-year-old female was taken to a nearby hospital with a head injury. The two occupants of the Ford were also treated and released. No charges have been filed at this time.  

Help after an accident   

Accidents related to driver negligence often leave victims with questions about where to turn for help. Being injured in a motor vehicle accident can leave one with medical bills, costs related to loss of work, and other expenses. Oklahoma accident victims have the right to seek compensation from the driver at fault to help pay for these expenses. A personal injury attorney can help one understand how best to proceed forward.