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Oklahoma Crash on U.S. 69 kills 1, Injures 1

Posted on December 17, 2014

A collision along U.S. Highway 69 in McAlister between a car and a semi-truck on Dec. 5 left an Oklahoma driver dead and the second driver with head injuries. According to the chief of the McAlister Police Department, the cause of the crash is unknown, but it seems likely that the driver of the car simply did not see the oncoming tractor-trailer when she pulled into its path.

The accident took place at the 1400 block of U.S. 69 known as the South George Nigh Expressway near the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Station. The driver of the car, a Chevy Malibu, was a 75-year-old woman from Haileyville. She was in the process of exiting a crossover to enter the highway when she moved into the path of an oncoming semi-truck at approximately 5:35 p.m.

Unable to avoid the car that entered his lane, the truck driver struck the Chevy. The Haileyville woman died in the accident, but the man operating the semi survived despite suffering head injuries. Emergency responders took the man by ambulance to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment. The man’s current condition was not mentioned in reports.

A person who has become a car accident victim may be able to pursue legal recourse. Consulting with a personal injury attorney could help an injured party learn what options are available. With the representation of an attorney, such an individual may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses as well as for the pain and suffering that they underwent as a result of the car accident.

Source: McAlester News-Capital, “Woman killed at U.S. 69 crossover“, Glenn Puit, December 09, 2014

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