Blog of Charles Bryan Alred
It Is Impossible to Predict an Encounter with a Negligent Driver
Posted on June 23, 2015
On behalf of Charles Bryan Alred, PC posted in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
Oklahoma drivers can follow the rules of the road and account for as many obstacles as possible. However, that still may not guarantee that they will not be involved in accidents. The unpredictability of a negligent driver inserts an element of risk to being on the state’s roadways for which it is nearly impossible to account.
For example, an Oklahoma woman was traveling west on Oklahoma 3 at around 1:13 a.m. At the same time, a vehicle was approaching hers but heading east on the highway. There is no way the woman could have predicted that the 23-year-old man driving that eastbound vehicle would begin making a left turn right in her path.
The 44-year-old woman did not have time to avoid colliding with the other vehicle. Despite the fact that she was wearing a seat belt, the woman suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The other driver survived and was taken to an area hospital, treated for his injuries and released. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and further reports that identifying the cause of the wreck requires further inquiry.
In the meantime, the family of the victim may wish to pursue its right to file a wrongful death claim against the allegedly negligent driver. If the court is satisfied that his actions led to the death of this family’s loved one, it may award damages to the family. Any monetary restitution ordered by the court could help defray the unexpected and often burdensome financial losses that accompany a tragedy such as this one.
Source: news-star.com, “Wanette woman killed in crash“, Kim Morava The, June 16, 2015
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