Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident on U.S. 169
Bartlesville, OK (August 6, 2018) Early Monday morning, a fatal multi-vehicle accident occurred on U.S. 169 in Rogers County. Officials state that a 30-year old man named Tylor Thomas headed northbound when his Honda rear-ended a vehicle, which caused his vehicle to divert off the road and into a rail. His vehicle proceeded to roll over multiple times. Unfortunately, Thomas died at the scene. There were three people inside the vehicle that Thomas hit. The driver’s name is Terry Davis. The passengers’ names are Kaylynn Viles and Melissa Green. All three of them suffered injuries; however, Green’s injuries are critical as she is suffering from external and internal injuries. The EMS transported her to St. John Medical Center for treatment.
Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
The most common cause of vehicle accidents is negligent driving, which comes in many forms. Speeding, texting, driving under the influence, and falling asleep at the wheel are all examples of negligent driving. Drivers commit negligent behavior because they believe they have control of their vehicles, which is far from the truth. It only takes a few seconds of negligent driving for a collision to occur. In this case, officials state that Thomas drove at high speed as he headed northbound. Therefore, causing him not to stop in time before hitting Davis’ vehicle. It’s unfortunate that Thomas lost his life in the collision, and it’s also unfortunate that the others are suffering injuries.
With the help of a personal injury attorney, Green could file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for her medical expenses.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand that car accidents occur frequently and are life-altering for our clients and their loved ones. We do everything within our power to support our clients’ needs until they receive the compensation they deserve for their damages and losses. If you, or someone you love, received injuries in a car accident, call (405) 513-5658.