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Crash In Tulsa Kills 2 City Workers

Posted on May 7, 2014

Common sense—and countless signs that line the road—tell you to slow down when you see that there are workers present, but one Tulsa 18-year-old apparently missed them all on April 28 and the results were tragic.

Now, two contract workers, who were working on fixing a light at Elwood and 71st Street, are dead because of the possible negligence of another.

Witnesses say it all happened in the blink of an eye; the 18-year-old driver of a black vehicle lost control of his car and hit the curb, causing the vehicle to go airborne and strike the two city contractors. One was launched in the air and the other was caught between his truck and the black car. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

The suspect was in critical condition when taken to the hospital but has since been released, as has his friend, who was riding in the passenger seat at the time of the accident.

Police are looking into why the driver lost control. The suspect has already admitted to swallowing a handful of pills given to him by a friend, but said he didn’t know what they were.

Officials are waiting on toxicology reports to determine if charges will be filed against the teenager.

Police are stressing the importance of slowing down and paying attention to the road, especially when there are workers present.

For the victims’ families, it’s a lesson learned too late.

In fatal car accidents like these, especially ones potentially caused by a negligent driver, families are often entitled to compensation that can help pay for medical expenses, funeral costs, and pain and suffering from losing a loved one.

A Tulsa personal injury attorney can help you determine your best course of action.

Source: newson6.com, “Witnesses Try To Save Lives At Deadly Tulsa Crash,” Ashlei King, April 28, 2014

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