A rollover crash in Lawton sent two children to the hospital last week. The crash happened Friday morning at the intersection of Rogers Lane and Frontage Road in Lawton, Oklahoma. A day care van from ABC Learning Center rolled over after being hit by a truck. The van was transporting two four-year old children. A witness, Queana Short, parked her vehicle and immediately rushed to assist the injured children. Short, who is a certified nurse, stayed with one of the injured children as they waited for help to arrive.
KSWO Channel Seven News didn’t report on the extent of the child’s injuries. The driver of the truck was initially pinned in his vehicle. Emergency responders were able to pry open the truck. The driver was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries and later released.
There is no word yet on who is at fault for this wreck. Since the cause of the crash is still under investigation, it may be difficult for the parents of these children to determine who is at fault. In cases involving children who are injured while riding in a caregiver’s vehicle, determining the cause of the crash is a top priority. If the driver of the other truck was at-fault, he or she can be held liable for damages. The parents of these children are likely facing expensive medical bills. Additionally, if they are missing work to take care of their children, they may be facing a loss of income. If the driver of the day care van is found to have broken a traffic law, he or she might also be liable for damages. In some cases, the day care center can also be held liable.
Day care providers owe a duty to the children they look after. The children must be safely transported in day care vehicles. Day care providers should always conduct full background checks on any potential employees. This includes complete motor-vehicle history records for any employee that is going to transport children.
Cases involving day care centers can be complicated, especially if the driver of the van is found to be at fault. If your children have been injured in a crash, contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. At lawyer can stay up-to-date with official investigations, and hold negligent parties responsible. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the victims involved in this crash speedy and full recoveries.