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Expectant mother dies in hit and run

Violence knows no boundaries or prejudice. When we come face to face with violence, it affects all of us equally. For some, it is because of the life choices they have made. For others, it is because of choices outside their control. Either way, violent acts affect everyone involved, and when you mix violence with cars, speed and anger, you have nothing short of disaster.

Driver killed, one injured in Midwest City motorcycle accident

Death is shocking enough, but death for an unknown reason is even more shocking. Police are investigating a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of one and injured another, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. What initially was reported as a single vehicle fatality, as it was unknown if other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Commuters beware semi-trucks on the highway

Each morning millions of American drivers leave their homes, and take to the road for their long commute to work. With the average commute one way being 25 minutes, it is likely that some of this drive time is spent on the highway, alongside fellow commuters. The hustle and bustle of highway travel is dangerous enough when shared with other busy drivers, but toss in a few 100-ton semi-trucks and the danger really increases.

Are alcohol related crashes on the rise?

We would all like to believe that some of the recent initiatives to reduce the occurrence of drunk driving are working. However, finding out the national average is still 30 deaths a day could make a person think they are not. As scary as that number sounds, it's nice to report that here in Oklahoma at least, alcohol related crashes are on the decline. Since 2012 the number of auto accidents attributed to alcohol have dropped by over 700. That is a lot of lives spared, money saved and damage avoided.

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.

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