Apr 28 2016 0

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: Wrong-way driver suspected of DUI

A man from another state is believed to have caused the death of an Oklahoma motorist. This man died in one of many fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur on Oklahoma roadways. An official report indicates that the crash occurred in the early morning hours of a mid-April morning on the Turner Turnpike.

A preliminary investigation shows that a 34-year-old driver of an SUV was traveling east in the lanes of the westbound traffic. He smashed into a westbound sedan that was driven by a 27-year-old Chandler resident. Emergency reporters said both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles by the mechanical Jaws of Life.

The Chandler man, sadly, died at the scene of the accident, while the wrong-way driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-serious injuries. Officers reportedly had reason to believe that this driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail, and he is now facing a first-degree vehicular manslaughter charge, along with other DUI charges.

The aftermaths of fatal motor vehicle accidents are typically extremely taxing for the surviving family members. While having to cope with the emotional trauma, the realities of end-of-life arrangements and the related expenses can be overwhelming. However, financial relief may be pursued through the Oklahoma judicial system. A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed in a civil court, and the establishment of negligence before the court may lead to a monetary judgment to cover documented claims for financial and emotional losses.

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