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Pedestrian killed in Oklahoma hit and run accident

Whatever method of transportation you prefer, at one time or another, we are all pedestrians on Oklahoma's roads. We've all been in the situation of trying to cross the road on foot, wondering if the oncoming cars are paying attention. And those fears are well founded. We were already plagued with drunk drivers and bad drivers and then the advent of smartphones added a whole new breed of danger: distracted drivers. People feel as if a quick glance at the phone isn't enough to cause any damage, but all it takes is one second of inattention to turn a pedestrian into a victim.

Oklahoma man pleads no contest in DUI deaths

There's not a person in this country that doesn't know how wrong it is to get behind the wheel drunk. We've all seen the devastation wrought by these types of bad decisions. And yet, every day people come out of the bar intoxicated and fool themselves into thinking that it's OK to drive home. They use every excuse in the book, from "I can drive just fine when I'm drunk," to "Home is only five minutes away." Sadly, for the victims of these drunk drivers, those excuses don't go hold much water.

Three die in separate motorcycle accidents on Oklahoma roads

The Fourth of July weekend is a time to celebrate our great country and remember the sacrifices others have made so we can have the freedoms we enjoy. Many choose the holiday weekend to drink and enjoy the fireworks shows and live music that most towns in Oklahoma offer. Sadly, many of these revellers also choose to get behind the wheel inebriated or make bad choices by speeding or driving distracted. No one is more affected by this than motorcycle drivers, who have no outer structure to protect them from collisions. This past Fourth of July weekend was no different.

Truck accident leaves 3 injured

It's an obvious thing to say, but every driver wants to avoid accidents of any type, because even the most minor fender benders can ruin your day with phone calls, repair shops and the inevitable dealings with the insurance company. So, while no accident is a picnic, there's one type that is usually head and shoulders above the rest in terms of injury and damage. Truck accidents can be the most catastrophic, for reasons that are obvious.

Garbage truck hits, kills pedestrian

Oklahoma has some of the most beautiful scenery in country, scenery that is best enjoyed on a nice walk. And many Oklahomans love to take a nice stroll through the neighborhood, get some exercise or run errands. Unfortunately, that can often mean crossing busy streets and dealing with distracted drivers, people who are driving drunk and others who just aren't paying attention. Here's the problem: when it's a one and a half ton vehicle versus a pedestrian, the one and a half ton vehicle always wins and the pedestrian always loses.

One man, one night, two drunk driving arrests

Sometimes we ride with a driver who does not practice defensive driving and indeed we have probably all been guilty of relaxing our guard just enough while driving, assuming other drivers were practicing the same caution as we were. And then you come across a story like this and it erases any shadow of a doubt.

Oklahoma motorcycle accident claims one life

Riding a motorcycle can be one of the most exhilarating, freeing experiences that life can offer. But that openness is also what makes riding a motorcycle so dangerous. In an accident, the motorcyclist has almost no protection whatsoever and can be thrown violently to the pavement, often resulting in catastrophic injuries and even death. That's why it's important for other drivers to keep a special eye out for motorcyclists with whom they share the road.

The ‘100 deadliest days of summer’ are here

AAA refers to the stretch of days between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the “100 deadliest days of summer” because fatal car accidents tend to increase, especially involving teens.

AAA Oklahoma reported that improvements to the state’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) laws and other factors have resulted in fewer fatalities involving teens on the state’s roadways, but car accidents are still the leading cause of death for this demographic.

The aftermath of a drunk driving accident

There are certain things that can cause a person's life to be turned completely upside-down in an instant. One such thing is being the victim of a drunk driving crash.

When a person, while driving, cycling or walking, is struck by a drunk driver, their life can be changed in vast range of ways.  

Will this summer be particularly deadly on the roads?

A recent study by the National Safety Council indicates that the U.S. has been experiencing a worrisome traffic safety trend as of recent. This trend is an increase in traffic fatalities.

According to the study, the country's traffic fatality total for the period going from October 2014 to March 2015 was 17,820. This a fair degree higher than the total from October 2013 to March 2014, which was 16,531.

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