Jeremy Thurman on December 14, 2010
Chickashanews.com is reporting that a two people recently lost their lives in a car accident that occurred at 7:48 a.m. on State Highway 76 about two-tenths of a mile south of 260th. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2008 Suzuki Forenza was traveling northbound on SH 76 and impacted with a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup. The report states that it was a two lane undivided road. Investigators believe rainy and foggy conditions may have played a role in the accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
This tragic car accident should serve as a reminder of the dangers associated with driving in rural Oklahoma. Having lived much of my life in rural Oklahoma, I can personally attest to the dangers associated with driving on undivided two lane roads. Oklahoma drivers should take extra care on these roads to be cognizant of other drivers as well as any adverse conditions that could cause a car wreck.
Jeremy Thurman on December 3, 2010
Stop lights and yield signs are placed near the roadway for a reason. In fact they are specifically discussed in Oklahoma Statute 47 and commonly referred to as “Rules of the Road.” Oklahoma states “[w]hether a stop sign or yield sign is present, visible or not, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall not proceed until it is safe to do so…” Accordingly, it’s no secret that failure to obey these traffic laws can lead to serious injury accidents and even death.
As we continue through the holiday season, we encourage all drivers in Oklahoma to obey traffic signals and regulations. This and other traffic laws are there for our safety on the roadway. When you approach an intersection, do not assume the approaching semi-tractor and/or automobile will stop. Remember, some semi-trucks weigh up to 80000 pounds with their payload. They cannot stop like a car and an accident with a semi-truck will more often than not lead to very serious personal injuries and possibly even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an accident with a big rig semi-truck in Oklahoma, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. If you’re facing an up-hill battle with the insurance companies, you definitely need someone in your corner you can trust. Contact the experienced Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers of McIntyre Law. Call today to set up your free consultation.