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McCurtain County Crash Kills 2, Injures 4

Posted on November 20, 2014

On Nov. 15, a three-car crash occurred in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, at about 10:30 a.m. A 22-year-old man, driving a Scion north on US Route 259, reportedly crossed the centerline and hit the rear of another car. The Scion then struck a second vehicle head-on, pushing it off the road.

The Scion driver was pronounced dead at the scene, as was his 16-year-old female passenger. Three other passengers in the Scion, all from Longview, Texas, were airlifted to a hospital in Texas with head and upper body injuries. They are said to be in stable condition. The driver of the car that was hit head-on was taken to the hospital with injuries as well. None of the occupants in the other vehicle were determined to be harmed.

It was unknown at the time of the report what caused the Scion driver to cross the centerline into the oncoming lane. The Ohio State Patrol reported that seat belts were in use in the crash.

If, in this situation, the Scion driver is thought to have caused the crash through negligence, the injured victims may want to pursue a personal injury law suit. Personal injury suits are intended to compensate the victims of the accident for their financial and emotional losses and can be filed independently of any criminal charges.

Personal injury suits are established in civil court and heard by a judge who will consider the victim’s lost wages, medical expenses incurred due to the accident, pain and suffering, and any temporary or permanent disabilities suffered. The judge will also consider any other factors relevant to the specific case or circumstances. Consulting an attorney who is familiar with personal injury due to a car accident may be a viable source of support and guidance.

Source: News9, “Two Dead, Four Injured In McCurtain County Crash“, November 15, 2014

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