A multiple vehicle crash took place on I-35 Thursday night in Oklahoma City. The trouble began when a vehicle traveling north clipped another vehicle traveling in the same direction. The initial contact set off a chain reaction of events. The second vehicle then hit a school bus. Eventually, two other vehicles were hit, bringing the total number of vehicles to five. The driver of the first vehicle fled the accident scene. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was able to locate the suspect. Authorities believe he may have been under the influence of alcohol. Thankfully, drivers of the other vehicles emerged with only minor injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Accidents occur on Oklahoma highways on a daily basis. Highway accidents tend to be very dangerous due to a combination of factors. Some of these factors include higher speed limits, congested travel areas and drivers who speed or otherwise do not obey traffic laws. In the case of this accident, the first drive apparently had little regard for those on the roadway. We are glad that no one suffered serious injuries.
In order to establish liability in a highway accident case, an injured victim must first show that the other driver was negligent and that their negligence led to the collision. Once negligence is established, the injured person then must show that they have been damaged. Damages in a typical personal injury case include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages from employment and compensation for any injuries which are permanent or long lasting. An experienced personal injury attorney looks at these factors to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome from your case.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligence of another please contact us as soon as possible. At the McGuire Law Firm, we zealously protect the rights of accident victims.