Four Injured and One Dead in Commercial Vehicle Accident
Okemah, OK (October 7, 2018) On October 5th, a commercial vehicle accident occurred involving a dump truck and a van on Interstate-40 near Okemah. Officials reported that the van belonged to the U.S. Department of Energy and carried five of their employees. They were all heading to Amarillo from a training class at Camp Gruber. The accident took place a few miles away from a construction zone that the dump truck was leaving from. The impact of the collision caused the front-end of the van to collapse and catch on fire. One of the employees died at the scene, but the four others were able to safely exit the van but still obtained injuries. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and transported the four injured victims to the hospital. The dump truck driver was also taken to the hospital but was not injured. Police are currently investigating the accident to determine if the dump truck driver will be charged for causing the accident.
Commercial Accidents in Oklahoma
Despite the fact that commercial vehicle drivers must abide by the rules of the road and by commercial vehicle insurance requirements, accidents still occur on a daily basis in the United States. Countless amounts of drivers and passengers obtain injuries when involved in these accidents. The most common causes are usually drowsy drivers, drivers feeling pressured to meet deadlines, speeding, distracted driving, or drivers driving under the influence. It’s very unfortunate a life was lost, and four people were injured in this accident. Once the police get to the bottom of what caused this accident, the deceased victim’s family members could work with an attorney to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits could also be filed by the other four injured victims.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand the complications that come with commercial vehicle accidents. We have experienced lawyers on our team who specialize in personal injury lawsuits and have helped clients obtain winning verdicts. We believe our clients should not have to pay out-of-pocket for damages and losses they aren’t responsible for causing. If you, or someone you know, was involved in a commercial vehicle accident, call (405) 513-5658.