Many Oklahoma residents are well aware that roadways across the state are becoming more and more crowded. With so many vehicles sharing the road, car accidents are nearly unavoidable. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye without warning. Fortunately, most traffic accidents are nothing more than minor inconveniences. However, a growing number of crashes are proving to be serious and life-altering.
A recent crash involving three vehicles near Tulsa resulted in the death of one man and injuries to a mother and her young child. The accident happened along the westbound lanes of Interstate 244 shortly after 11 a.m. According to reports, the driver of a pickup truck was driving east in the westbound lanes and collided head-on with a westbound SUV.
Apparently, the violent collision knocked the SUV into another lane where it was stuck by a tractor-trailer. Authorities said the driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead on the scene, while the driver of the SUV and her 9-month-old child were taken to a hospital for treatment. Reportedly, both the mother and child were expected to recover. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, authorities said.
It goes without saying that no person wants to be involved in a crash. Serious car accidents can be traumatic and devastating experiences. Those in Oklahoma who have experienced injuries or loss in a crash due to the negligence of another party could benefit by seeking the services of an attorney. A successful lawsuit could provide much-needed compensation to help victims and families recover any monetary losses that may have occurred due to a tragic accident.