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Multiple car-auto accident claims one life in Bethany

Car accidents can happen anywhere, but especially in high-volume traffic areas of big cities, such as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When a car crash occurs, it often results in damaged property and injuries to those involved. Injuries suffered in a car accident can result in temporary or permanent disability or, in some severe cases, fatalities. When two cars collide, there is a strong possibility that negligence was a contributing factor. If this is the case, someone can be held liable for the victim's damages.

In Bethany, Oklahoma, one man was arrested following a multiple auto accident that killed one man. The man who police believe caused the accident is suspected of driving while impaired. Based on a report, five cars and a truck were involved in the collision with one vehicle becoming engulfed in flames as a result of the crash. The driver, who was taken into custody after the crash, may face a first-degree manslaughter charge for the death of another driver.

Oklahoma man killed in truck accident

Commercial vehicles or trucks are frequent sights along Oklahoma's roads and highways. Those who drive them must follow strict delivery deadlines to satisfy client expectations. Because trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, a commercial vehicle accident can cause severe damage to property and injure and kill motorists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, one of these accidents recently took the life of a Monroe man.

In LeFlore County, the 64-year-old man was killed when his pickup truck was struck by a tractor-trailer. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the man was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 59 near Spiro when he began to slow so he could make a left turn into a private driveway. The driver of the tractor-trailer behind him attempted to pass at that moment and struck the driver's side of the pickup. The pickup driver sustained massive injuries and died at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

Girl, 11, dies when truck hits family's SUV east of Sweetwater

Drivers in Oklahoma frequently see a wide variety of trucks and big rigs on both major interstates and state highways as they transport products and materials around the state and the country. Frequently, though, driving around trucks can be intimidating for drivers of much smaller motor vehicles, and they have good reason to be cautious. These huge vehicles can cause enormous damage and kill and injure in the event of a collision.

Recently, just four miles east of Sweetwater, an 11-year-old girl died when the sports utility vehicle she was riding in with her mother and sister was hit by a semi-truck. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the crash happened where state Highways 6 and 152 intersect. The girl was ejected from the vehicle; she had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Her 12-year-old sister was wearing a seatbelt and was trapped inside the vehicle until emergency responders could free her. She was airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The mother, 29, who was driving the SUV, also suffered injuries and was taken to an Elk City hospital for treatment before being released.

Foster motorcyclist killed in crash with pickup on county road

For some Oklahoma residents, motorcycles are a convenient and sometimes preferred way to travel, especially when the weather is nice. Motorcycles offer an alternative to rising gas costs and make for easier travel in congested areas. However, riding a motorcycle is considerably more dangerous than traveling in other motor vehicles, unfortunately often as a result of other's negligence. In the event of collision with another vehicle, a motorcyclist is at higher risk of being severely injured or killed. Although highly advised, helmets and other protective gear offer only limited protection in the event of a crash.

Recently, a 30-year-old Foster man was killed when his bike collided with a pickup truck on a Stephens County road. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the biker was on his 1994 Suzuki motorcycle heading south on the rural county road around 6:20 a.m. when he hit the side of the pickup. The truck's driver apparently attempted to turn left into a private driveway, perhaps without yielding to the motorcyclist. The rider suffered severe injuries and massive head trauma. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to OHP officers, an investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal car accident

Motor vehicle accidents, whether in Oklahoma or elsewhere in the country, always have the potential to injure and kill people. Sadly, a great many fatal accidents could have been prevented if drivers had simply followed traffic rules, driven while sober or otherwise acted responsibly.

In one recent late-night accident near Bethany, an 18-year-old man died when his car was hit head-on by a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old man, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department. The 19-year-old man was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident at Route 66 and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and he has since been arrested on charges of drunken driving and first-degree manslaughter.

Oklahoma City pedestrian struck by car, seriously injured

Oklahoma City residents would agree that a pedestrian hit by a car is usually bad news for the pedestrian. In addition to immense pain and suffering, a victim of an auto-versus-pedestrian accident also has to deal with significant expenses for adequate medical treatment. Additional financial challenges may also arise from lost wages and employment benefits. Not only are victims affected by an accident but, in a number of cases, the victim's family also has to bear the brunt of the accident, especially if the victim happens to be the sole breadwinner.

In a recent pedestrian-car accident in Oklahoma City, a woman was seriously injured in the collision which happened on a busy city expressway. Emergency workers responded to the scene and the woman was transported to a hospital. Eastbound lanes of the expressway were shut down for a long while. The cause of the accident could not be determined immediately.

Collision between two delivery trucks turns deadly

Taxis, coach buses and trucks are all commercial vehicles that are used for different purposes. For example, trucks are used for delivering various loads from one place to another. In Oklahoma City and elsewhere in Oklahoma, trucks are often seen on major roadways and their drivers are professionals who follow strict delivery deadlines. That is why trucks and other commercial vehicles are often seen speeding, which makes them prone to collisions that can result in injuries or fatalities.

Recently, a collision between two delivery trucks, a 2007 Mack Truck and a 1996 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, resulted in one person's death in Greenfield, Oklahoma. Based on the report, a 30-year-old man was driving the Mack truck that was hauling a tanker trailer when he collided with another tractor-trailer, driven by a 54-year-old man. The 54-year-old driver of the tractor trailer died at the scene of the accident.

OKC woman hit by tractor-trailer on Arkansas Highway

Truck drivers should do whatever they can to avoid accidents whether they involve other vehicles or pedestrians. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. When a tractor-trailer accident occurs, a driver is obliged to render aid if possible and to report the incident to law enforcement immediately. Under no circumstances should a driver leave the accident scene.

Unfortunately, that seems to be what happened in a recent fatal truck accident. According to the Arkansas State Police, a 42-year-old Oklahoma City woman was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer sometime during the night on an Arkansas highway near the Texas border. Her body was found in the middle of Arkansas Highway 32 around 3 a.m. near Ashdown.

Oklahoma family grateful for hit-and-run driver's arrest

Knowing that one of your loved one was killed in a fatal car accident is certainly terrifying and upsetting. But if the incident involved a hit-and-run driver, the victim's family's pain is even more acute since they may never find out who was the driver responsible for the car crash.

But one Oklahoma family who thought they may never find out who was responsible for the death of their loved in February recently received good news. Local authorities telephoned them just to let them know that a suspect in the alleged hit-and-run was taken into custody. According to the report, police arrested an Oklahoma man and have charged him with manslaughter. The arrest was made after police received an anonymous tip that led them to a house and the suspect. At the house, authorities located a white van that could be the vehicle that hit the elderly woman last February.

Alleged distracted driver injures motorcyclist on U.S. 169

Unlike people in most motor vehicles, motorcyclists are highly vulnerable in accidents because their vehicles lack real protection. The risk of serious injury or death is high in any accident involving another vehicle, whether in Oklahoma or in Washington state. For this reason, drivers need to be cautious and careful whenever they are sharing the road with motorcyclists.

Unfortunately, not every car and truck driver has gotten the message. A recent collision between a car and motorcycle on the Broken Arrow Expressway, for example, left a 27-year-old man seriously injured because a pickup truck driver was allegedly checking his cell phone to see if it rang.

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