A man has serious injuries following a rear-end accident in the Port of Catoosa on Monday. A 41 year old man was driving a Chevy pickup truck on Main Parkway at Neosho Road. The man ended up behind a tractor. After that, the sequence of events becomes unclear. However, the man driving the Chevy eventually crashed into the back of the tractor. The tractor driver was not hurt in the accident. However, the pickup truck driver was seriously injured and was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital. There is no further word on his condition at this time. Authorities with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report that the pickup driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.
A rear-end accident can happen anywhere; on a highway, on a neighborhood street, or even in a parking lot. The damage and injuries which occur in rear-end collision vary tremendously by the nature of the crash. Some minor rear end collisions, or “fender benders,” are so minor that police do not even come to the scene of the crash. Other collisions are serious enough to involve property damage but no personal injuries. However, a rear-end accident can cause serious injuries or may even be fatal if the cars were traveling fast enough at the time of the collision. Greater impact leads to greater damage.
In this case, we have a more severe rear-end accident. While we are happy that the tractor driver did not suffer injuries, we are saddened to hear that the driver of the pickup was not as fortunate. We hope that he has a speedy and full recovery.
The McGuire Law Firm handles rear-end accident cases and all other types of Oklahoma personal injury accidents. Please call us at 888-352-0624 to discuss your Oklahoma car accident case with our experienced attorneys.