Oklahoma Crash Kills 2, Injures 4

A vehicle collision in McCurtain County took the lives of two people and left four others injured. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the crash occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 15. The incident occurred south of the city of Harris and involved three vehicles, reportedly.

Authorities reported that a 22-year-old man was driving a Scion northbound on U.S. 259 when it drifted into the southbound lane and collided with the rear of another vehicle. Consequently, the latter vehicle spun out of control. A third vehicle became involved in the wreck when the Scion collided head-on with it.

The driver of the Scion and a 16-year-old passenger in the car suffered fatal injuries as a consequence of the crash. Officials declared both of them dead at the scene of the wreck. Three other passengers in the Scion were airlifted to a Texas hospital to be treated for their accident-related injuries. The driver and passengers of the third vehicle were also hospitalized for their accident-related injuries.

Car accidents that cause injuries to multiple people can give rise to several forms of legal action, including lawsuits. For this reason, the investigations that accompany a multi-vehicle wreck can be critical. That is why investigators typically go to great lengths to record evidence from the scene of the crash, collect witness statements and inspect the vehicles involved in the crash.

An attorney representing accident victims may utilize the police investigation to identify the person at fault for the crash. Moreover, the attorney may adopt evidence and information from the investigation while building a wrongful death claim or personal injury lawsuit. If successful, claimants in either type of civil action may receive compensation for the pecuniary damages they suffered as a consequence of the crash.

Source: News9, "Two Dead, Four Injured In McCurtain County Crash", November 15, 2014

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