Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision
Stephens, OK (October 24, 2018) On October 21st, a two-vehicle collision happened on State Highway 29. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a man named Michael Jeter headed eastbound when a 2016 Jeep Renegade that was headed westbound crossed the center line and collided into his 2012 pickup truck. The impact of the collision pushed Jeter’s vehicle 305 feet before it crashed into a fence. The Velma Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to free the driver in the Jeep Renegade as she was pinned for thirty minutes. A helicopter then transported the driver, Tami Weeks, to the OU Medical Center due to her internal trunk, arm and leg injuries. The EMS transported Jeter to Duncan Regional Hospital due to leg injuries. The police concluded that inattentive driving caused the collision.
Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
Inattentive, or distracted driving, is one of the most common causes of vehicle accidents in the United States. Instead of fully focusing on the road and its surroundings, drivers choose to partake in other activities, such as using a cell phone, eating, applying makeup, conversing with a passenger, and more. Other serious causes of accidents are driving under the influence and falling asleep at the wheel. In this case, inattentive driving is the reason why both drivers are suffering injuries. Because Weeks crossed the center line and collided into Jeter, it seems as though she is deemed liable for the accident. Jeter could work with a personal injury attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Whenever someone suffers injuries in a vehicle that was caused by another person’s negligence, compensation can be obtained to help cover current and future medical expenses. At McGuire Law Firm, we help injured victims receive the financial reimbursement they may be entitled to for any damages and losses. If you, or someone you know, received injuries in a vehicle accident, call (405) 513-5658.