Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 14, 2012
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at the law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby warns the public of the continuing dangers of falling asleep at the wheel of a vehicle after a recent Ravia car accident that was reportedly caused by a driver falling asleep led to injuries to 8 people, several of whom were injured seriously. The Daily Ardmoreite issued a report on this accident.
According to the article, the Oklahoma car accident at issue occurred on Saturday, March 4 at approximately 8:45 a.m. A 22-year-old female was driving in an eastbound direction on State Highway 1 just west of Ravia when she allegedly fell asleep. As a result, her vehicle drifted across the center line of the road and collided head-on with a vehicle being driven by a 57-year-old woman.
According to the article about this collision, the driver of the Chevrolet suffered multiple injuries, a passenger in that vehicle suffered multiple serious injuries and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital and four children in the Chevrolet were also injured. In addition, the driver of the Dodge van was also injured and transported to a hospital for treatment as was a passenger in the Dodge.
Falling asleep at the wheel is a problem that the Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff want to warn the public of, as this obviously creates an enormous amount of danger for both that driver and for anyone else in the vicinity at the time. Every year, more than 70,000 Oklahoma car accidents occur overall, leading to more than 36,000 injuries and to approximately 700 fatalities.
About Atkins & Markoff
Atkins & Markoff, whose Web site is located at http://www.oklalawyer.com, is a law firm comprised of Oklahoma personal injury and trial lawyers who have been representing consumers and defending their legal rights for nearly 15 years. The firm handles legal matters that include Oklahoma auto accidents, class action lawsuits, child/daycare injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, general personal injury and workers’ compensation among other legal matters.