Man Dies in Fatal Wreck
Creek County, OK (August 18, 2018) On Wednesday morning, just before 6:00 a.m., a fatal wreck involving two vehicles occurred on State Highway 99. A 24-year-old man named Eathan Turner drove southbound when he all of sudden crossed the center line and collided with a man named Lonnie Foster who drove a Ford F-550. The severity of the collision trapped Turner inside of his vehicle for thirty minutes until the Drumright Fire Department finally freed him. Emergency responders transported Turner to the hospital, but unfortunately, he suffered fatal injuries. More investigation will determine the cause of the accident and who is liable.
Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
Every driver has a responsibility to be alert while driving; however, drivers still get distracted and commit negligent behavior. Negligent driving is the leading cause of car accidents in America. Utilizing a cell phone, eating, applying makeup, speeding, and driving under the influence are all examples of negligent driving. Drivers believe they can complete other tasks while they drive and still have control of their vehicle, which isn’t always accurate. Accidents occur within seconds of distracted driving. Once investigators determine the cause of this accident and who is at fault, Turner’s family could work with an attorney to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. It’s very unfortunate that he lost his life in this collision. No family should have to undergo the pain and suffering that comes from losing a loved one.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand the danger of car accidents, which is why we commit to our clients’ cases to ensure they receive compensation for medical and/or funeral expenses. We believe our clients should not have to pay out-of-pocket if they did not cause the accident. If you lost someone in a car accident, call (405) 513-5658.