Drivers who are distracted while traveling on Oklahoma roads can cause serious crashes. Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and a moment’s distraction can have devastating consequences. One such a wreck recently occurred on U.S. Highway 59 when a driver failed to reduce speed to avoid crashing into two other vehicles that had collided earlier.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident happened in Sequoyah County, not far from Sallisaw, on a recent Tuesday evening. Two southbound vehicles were apparently involved in a crash on the highway when a third vehicle smashed into them. The impact of this collision reportedly caused an 82-year-old woman who was in one of the cars that were involved in the first wreck to be ejected from her vehicle.
She suffered serious injuries as she landed in a ditch along the highway. Authorities said a medical helicopter rushed her to a Tulsa hospital. She was admitted to the facility for treatment of multiple external and internal injuries.
Healing from serious injuries at such an advanced age will likely take time and money. Financial relief can be pursued by injured victims of car accidents for recovery of all economic and emotional damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering and more. Victims can file personal injury claims against drivers and/or others believed responsible in an Oklahoma civil court. However, before the court will consider documented claims for specific items of damages, negligence on the part of another person will have to be established. Some victims choose to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to navigate civil lawsuits and pursue recovery of financial losses.