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Oklahoma Highway Crash Injures 4

Posted on December 29, 2014

On Dec. 14, a two-car accident that occurred in Tulsa left four people with injuries. Authorities reported that the crash occurred in on northbound Highway 169 near 36th Street just after 12 p.m.

Reportedly, a GMC Sierra was traveling at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu. Authorities reported the driver of the Malibu was attempting to pull over to the side of the roadway with the vehicle’s emergency flashers activated when the collision took place. Four people, including a toddler, were transported to a hospital with injuries consequent to the accident. Officials said all of them were in critical condition.

Law enforcement officials are still reportedly investigating the cause of the crash. It was not immediately disclosed whether they intended to file any charges in association with the incident.

A car accident can have calamitous ramifications, as this case illustrates. In some cases, motorists drive recklessly fast or perilously close to other vehicles, both of which reduce the time motorists have to react in order to avoid a collision. Some motorists are distracted or under the influence while behind the wheel. These actionable behaviors also harm their own ability to react to surrounding traffic. Should they cause a crash that results in serious injuries, the injured victims may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault motorist.

Personal injury lawsuits usually allow the injured victims to seek compensation for the cost of medical bills and damages to the vehicle, among other losses. Suits that are not settled between the claimants, the defendant and their respective representatives may be litigated in court.

Source: NewsOn6.com, “Four injured in crash on Highway 169 in Tulsa“, December 14, 2014

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