Tragic news came from Calera, Oklahoma last night. Calera police report that a 67 year old and his 9 year daughter both died in a collision with a semi truck. Jocelyn Jeffries and her father Randy were traveling in a silver sedan Monday night when they came to a stop sign and attempted to proceed into an intersection onto highway 69-75 near McKinnon Road. Police say that is when a northbound semi truck traveled through the same intersection and collided with the Jeffries vehicle.
Rescue workers pronounced Randy Jeffries dead at the scene. Jocelyn Jeffries died a short time after at a nearby hospital. The Calera community is in shock over this accident. Randy is a former volunteer wrestling coach at a nearby high school. Jocelyn is a fourth grade student who is very well-liked and admired by her classmates. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all affected by this terrible accident.
Oklahoma Truck Accident
Truck accidents normally produce disastrous results. A semi truck is a powerful vehicle, outweighing a car by many thousand pounds. When a car and semi truck collide, destruction is nearly inevitable.
In truck accident cases, like car accident cases, the first step is determining whether the truck driver acted negligently. In the Jeffries case, it is too early to determine if the truck driver will be held legally responsible for their deaths. Police have not determined a cause at this time.
If a truck driver is negligent and deemed legally responsible, the next issue is assessing damages. Due to the significant negative effects of a truck accident, drivers often experience substantial damages. This includes high medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, permanent injuries such as disfigurement and even death. In Oklahoma truck accidents involving high damage amounts, it is important to have an experienced lawyer working on your side.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a truck accident, please contact us today to discuss your case.