Three Injured in ATV Crash
Clayton, OK (December 1, 2018) On the morning of November 29th, a fatal ATV crash happened on a Pushmataha County road. Officials reported that a 32-year-old named Aaron J. Smith suffered fatal injuries around 1:00 a.m. The reports revealed that the driver of the ATV was driving at a very high speed when suddenly the ATV went off the road and rolled over.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found that the driver and two other passengers suffered injuries. They transported all three injured victims to local hospitals for treatment. The police are currently investigating the accident.
Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
Although ATVs are fun to ride and seem like giant toys, they’re still dangerous if not used properly. According to State ATV Fatality Rate Statistics, about four hundred ATV-related deaths occur yearly in the United States. ATVs are technically considered mobile vehicles just like cars, trucks, and buses. The same rules apply to them that apply to regular vehicles.
If a driver is speeding, driving under the influence, or distracted by something, there’s a chance an accident could occur. Drivers and passengers are at a higher risk of suffering serious injuries because their bodies are exposed to the impact of other vehicles and the environment. Our condolences go to Smith’s family as it’s never easy losing a loved one, especially in an unexpected vehicle accident. Smith’s family could pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to help cover funeral expenses.
At McGuire Law Firm, we do everything we can to assist our clients during an emotionally distressing time. We work hard to help our clients obtain the compensation they may be entitled to for personal injuries, vehicle damages, and more. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, call (405) 513-5658.