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Violent Truck Accident Leaves 4 Women Dead

Posted on October 1, 2014

A Sept. 26 accident near Davis involving a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying a college softball team resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The 9 p.m. incident reportedly took place on Interstate 35, where the softball team’s bus was traveling south toward their home in Texas.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported the tractor-trailer was traveling north on the interstate when it abruptly crossed the median and veered into southbound traffic, where it collided with the bus. On account of the collision, the semi-truck caromed off of the roadway and the bus sustained major damage.

Moreover, four women in the bus suffered fatal injuries. Officials declared three of them dead at the scene of the crash. The fourth succumbed to her injuries at a hospital, authorities stated.

Altogether, 15 people on the bus suffered nonfatal injuries in the accident. According to officials, the driver of the tractor-trailer also suffered injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

Police are reportedly continuing to investigate the fatal accident. Furthermore, police indicated that both drivers will undergo toxicology exams, as police seek to ascertain what party was at fault and what caused the trucker to enter into oncoming traffic.

If, hypothetically, investigators were to determine, based on toxicology results, that impaired driving contributed to the incident, then the at-fault driver may be susceptible to not just criminal prosecution but also civil action. That is because the families of people who pass away in DUI accidents might be entitled to wrongful death compensation. By retaining a lawyer and pursuing a wrongful death claim, bereaved family members may seek restitution for the various losses they suffered in connection with the deadly crash.

Source: FOXNews.com, “Homicide eyed in deadly Oklahoma bus crash, killing 4 college softball players“, September 27, 2014

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