Lawton, Oklahoma Wreck Sends Two to The Hospital
There were multiple crashes in Southern Oklahoma this week. On Monday, two people were injured in a crash that happened in Lawton. The two-car wreck occurred on Southwest 27th Street and Lee Boulevard. According to KSWO News Channel Seven, an SUV was going west on Lee and struck a sedan that was entering the intersection of 27th Street. Both drivers were transported to the hospital for treatment. No information has been released on the extent of their injuries or their current conditions. Additionally, KSWO did not report on the specific cause of this crash or who was at fault. This wreck is likely still under investigation.
Elgin, Oklahoma Rollover Wreck Injures Two
A crash that occurred on Tuesday night, in Elgin, sent two women to the hospital. This one-car crash happened on Interstate 44 near mile marker 48. According to KSWO, this one-car wreck happened when a minivan veered of the highway and struck a guardrail. The van then rolled into a ditch. Although the injuries were described as serious, there’s no word on the current conditions of the women who were involved in this crash. KSWO also reports that troopers believe that the driver slowed down suddenly before striking the guardrail. Investigators are likely still trying to determine the cause of this crash.
Passenger Occupant Safety Facts
- In 2012, 21,667 passenger occupants were killed in motor vehicle crashes across the U.S.
- Of the 21,667 passengers who were killed in crashes, only 9,679 were restrained.
- In 2012, 63 percent of passengers killed in crashes, ages 21 to 24 years old, were not wearing seatbelts.
When Passengers Get Hurt
In many cases, when passengers get hurt in car crashes, drivers can be held liable. Of course, drivers should never engage in any unsafe driving behaviors whether they have passenger occupants or not. If you’re texting while driving or driving while impaired, you’re putting yourself, your passenger occupants and other motorists on the road in great danger. Additionally, buckling up is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash. Drivers and passenger occupants should always buckle up for safety. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a driver’s unsafe behavior behind the wheel, contact the experienced team at the Altman Legal Group at 800-772-0828 for a free consultation today.