Dangerous Intersection Leads to Crash
Logan County, OK (June 28, 2018) – On Thursday afternoon, two 17-year old teenagers were killed in a crash near the intersection of State Highway 33 and Broadway. The girls’ names were Taylor Stoddart and Allyssa Del La Torre. They both attended Edmond High School.
According to the police, as they were driving into the intersection, a RV crashed into their SUV on the driver’s side. The two girls were transported to the hospital but were pronounced dead. The two people in the RV suffered no injuries. Their names are Kevin Cox and Lisa Cox.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) had their crews assess the area. The ODOT states that in recent years they’ve placed large stop signs on Broadway and warning signs on State Highway 33. They provided statistical evidence that shows an average of two accidents per year at that intersection. Data shows the last fatal accident happened in 2008.
Although right now there are no charges, more investigation will determine whether the accident was potentially caused by distracted driving, or speeding. If investigation provides evidence of who is at fault, the two girls’ families could potentially file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Although no compensation can supplement for the loss of the two young girls, it can help relieve any financial burdens that the accident caused.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand that accidents can be fatal, which negatively impact the deceased’s loved ones. We know how much our clients’ cases mean to them, which is why we prioritize their needs and make sure we do everything we can to ensure proper compensation for losses and damages. If you, or someone you know, has been involved in a car accident, call 888-352-0624.