One Dead in Fatal Accident
Stringtown, OK (December 10, 2018) On the night of December 7th, a fatal accident occurred on U.S. Highway 69 at approximately 6:28 p.m. Officials reported that a 48-year-old named Michael Thomas drove a 2012 Freightliner semi-truck and attempted to enter the highway when a 2005 Pontiac crashed into the semi-truck. When emergency responders arrived at the scene to help, they found that the driver of the Pontiac had suffered fatal injuries. They transported the passenger to the Atoka County Hospital for treatment. Thomas and his passenger were not injured. The police are currently investigating the accident to determine who will be held responsible.
We send our condolences to the deceased driver as we know it’s not easy to lose a loved one. We also hope the passenger recovers quickly.
Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
Recent studies show that almost all vehicle accidents are due to tort, or negligent behavior. When it comes to truck accidents, the leading cause is driver’s fatigue or improper service operations. The police are currently working to figure out who will be held liable for this accident by checking road conditions, weather conditions, both vehicle’s conditions, and each driver’s condition. They’re checking to see if drugs and alcohol or fatigue played a role as well. Once they finalize their report, it’s likely that a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit will get filed.
At McGuire Law Firm, it’s our duty to help our clients obtain maximum compensation for any damages and losses. We understand how life-altering vehicle accidents are for our clients, which is why we fight so hard to help them. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, call (405) 513-5658.