Teen Loses Life in Deadly Crash
Canadian County, OK (January 6, 2019) On the 5th of January, a deadly crash happened on State Highway 3 and Banner Road. According to the reports, an 18-year-old named Sarahi Hernandez was driving northbound when she did not yield for a stop sign. A 2013 Peterbilt truck struck her vehicle, which caused both vehicles to travel 834 feet due to the impact. Unfortunately, by the time the paramedics arrived to offer help, Hernandez had already died at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was not harmed.
We send our condolences to Hernandez’ family as we know how devastating it is to lose a loved one in a vehicle accident.
Truck Accidents in Oklahoma
Studies show that an average of one person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes. The leading cause of most truck accidents is driver’s fatigue or mechanical errors. However, in this accident, it appears as though violation of traffic laws may have played a role. The police are currently investigating to figure out why Hernandez failed to stop at a stop sign. They’re checking for hazardous road conditions as well as malfunctioning auto parts. They’re even checking to figure out why the truck driver did not brake when he saw Hernandez’ car approaching. Once they finalize their reports, Hernandez’ family may be able to file a wrongful death case with the help of a wrongful death attorney.
At McGuire Law Group, we have helped a number of families win their wrongful death lawsuits by proving negligence. We know how hard it is to lose a loved one, which is why we work hard on our clients’ behalves until they receive justice from their cases. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a truck accident, call (405) 513-5658 today.