Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
The Oklahoma auto accident lawyers at the law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby alert the public that the Department of Public Safety has released the statistics regarding the number of people who were killed in Oklahoma car accidents during the month of June. A total of 48 people were killed during the month in crashes, and this represents a drop from the same month during the previous year. Additional information was also released regarding those who lost their lives in these collisions.
Specifically, the DPS stated that these 48 fatalities represent a drop from the 56 fatalities during June of 2011. In addition, 37 males were killed during June along with 11 females. 13 of the people killed were between the ages of 21 and 30, representing the highest number of any age group. Seven people who were 20 years old or younger were also killed in these crashes. Five of these fatal Oklahoma car accidents were recorded with alcohol being a factor in the opinion of the police officer who wrote the report on these incidents.
13 people died on State Highways during the month of June in Oklahoma, and 10 additional people lost their lives on national highways and interstates. Two-thirds, or 32 people who died were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crashes that took their lives. A total of 367 people have been killed in Oklahoma car accidents so far in 2012 compared to 460 at the same time last year, which represents a significant drop in the number of fatalities between last year and 2012.
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, motorcycle accidents, class action lawsuits, wrongful death cases, child/daycare injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, general personal injury, family law, estate planning, criminal law and workers’ compensation among other legal matters.