On Sunday evening, a one-car crash in Comanche County took the life of a Lawton man. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the incident happened just east of Lawton before 9:00 p.m. For currently unknown reasons, 45-year-old Asaan James Fife’s SUV left the roadway, hit a fence and rolled several times. Fife did not survive the crash. Very little information has been released about this rollover crash, which is likely still under investigation.
Victim Thrown from Vehicle
Fife was thrown over 40 feet from his vehicle, and died as a result of his injuries. Initial reports indicate that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but very few details have been released on the cause of the crash.
Fatal and Injury-Causing Crashes in Texas and Oklahoma
People in Texas and Oklahoma have seen their fair share of fatal and injury-causing wrecks this year. Even with additional efforts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and local and state law enforcement agencies, we continue to see tragic fatal and injury-causing crashes on our roadways.
- In 2012, 33,561 people died in motor vehicle wrecks across the country.
- In Texas, 3,054 people lost their lives in automobile crashes in 2011.
- In Texas, 3,398 people were killed in crashes in 2012.
- An estimated 2.36 million people were injured in automobile wrecks across the U.S. in 2012.
- Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and death by about 50 percent.
Seatbelt Safety in Texoma
Buckling up is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash. Don’t be fooled into thinking that having a car with airbags is good enough. Airbags don’t work without seatbelts. They work with seatbelts. Additionally, parents can set a good example for children by buckling up for every trip, no matter how short the distance.
When to Call a Lawyer
After any kind of car accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a lawyer. If you’re not sure what your options are, this is a good way to get some important information. Whether you were injured by a distracted or impaired driver or by somebody who was speeding or engaging in other dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer should be your first priority. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Asaan James Fife.