SUV Tire Blowout Causes Fatal Accident In Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated and reported on a fatal accident that occurred on Interstate 40 this past weekend. The OHP report noted that the accident occurred on the morning hours of Easter Sunday. The Roland Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and were able to extract the driver from the collision, but he was pronounced dead on site by EMS responders.
What happened in this fatal SUV accident? Investigators determined that the man had been driving his SUV in the eastbound lane. Evidence showed that the tire on the right front side of the vehicle blew out. When this occurred, the driver must have lost control of the vehicle. It then swerved the right and into the ditch.
It was two trees that stopped the momentum of the vehicle, and it wouldn’t take an expert to know that this is likely where the catastrophic injuries occurred.
That’s as far as the Oklahoma Highway Patrol would or could go in sharing the details about the accident. However, this isn’t the only place that family members can turn for answers.
A Ponca City wrongful death attorney can help determine whether or not this accident was caused by another’s negligence. The accident report noted that the tire blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve. Was there a defect in this particular tire? Did a mechanic fill it up past the recommended psi? Was there something on the road that caused the tire to blow?
These are all questions that the attorney will ask, and they’ll search for the answers. Compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit won’t be able to bring back the loved one that was lost, but it can help honor the life of the victim by holding any negligent parties responsible for the damage that was caused.
Source: Sequoyah County Times, “El Reno man dies in wreck,” Dianna F. Dandridge, April 23, 2014