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Tired driver causes serious crash in Oklahoma

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2018 | Personal Injury

It is always important to remember that a personal injury claim could be made even if there was only one vehicle involved in a crash. How? You’d have to look at who got hurt and who was driving.

For example, if you are driving and a friend gets hurt when you crash, your friend would be able to seek a claim against your insurance. The same is true if you get hurt while in another person’s vehicle.

This happens often. As an example, look at this crash that took place on Highway 70 near Soper. The crash happened at around 12:40 a.m., when a 17-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and went off the road. This resulted in the vehicle striking a tree and coming to a stop.

In this crash, it’s believed that the driver was tired and lost control as a result of falling asleep behind the wheel. A 16-year-old passenger was treated and released, and a 17-year-old passenger was trapped for around 20 minutes before help could free them. The passenger had to be flown to the hospital after the collision. It’s reported that they were in serious condition.

When you’re riding with a loved one or friend, their mistakes can still impact you. Like with any other kind of crash, you can still seek out compensation to cover your medical expenses. Their insurance coverage should also provide you with the coverage you need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages and other financial losses. If they don’t have insurance, then your next best bet may be to sue.


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