A woman is in the hospital following a semi truck accident on US Highway 183 Saturday morning. The accident occurred at approximately 10:15 am between Woodward and Seiling, Oklahoma. Authorities with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report that the truck was traveling on the highway when the driver suddenly lost control. After losing control, the truck veered off the roadway to the right. Eventually, the truck rolled over on the shoulder of the highway, coming to rest on its passenger side. Authorities identified the truck driver as Paula D. Goodson, 52, of El Reno, Oklahoma. Goodson’s passenger is 50 year old Cassandra D. Knight. Highway Patrol Trooper Steve Nightengale used a pry axe to free both women from the truck.
Goodson is at OU Medical Center after being taken from the accident scene by Air Evac. Goodson has arm injuries and is currently in stable condition at the hospital. Knight sustained only minor injuries and is no longer in the hospital after receiving medical treatment.
Semi Truck Accident
Semi trucks cross the streets and highways of Oklahoma on a daily basis. Often, truck drivers are passing through our state on cross country deliveries. Other times, local companies have trucks on the road going to and from warehouses and other industrial sites. These semi trucks share the roads with thousands of passenger vehicles every day.
When a semi truck accident occurs, the consequences can be severe and even deadly. Semi trucks are extremely heavy, powerful machines that can destroy even the toughest of vehicles. Fortunately, in this case the accident involved only the truck and the injuries appear to be minor.
At the McGuire Law Firm, we handle Oklahoma semi truck accident cases on a regular basis. We know the special rules that apply to these cases, including the different types of commercial insurance policies that may be available to cover your injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with a semi truck, please give us a call at 888-352-0624 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.