(PRWEB) September 26, 2012
The Oklahoma car crash lawyers at Atkins & Markoff hereby alert the public to a report that was published on the Web site of KWTX TV on September 25, 2012 that detailed a fatal Oklahoma traffic accident that took the lives of three people. The crash occurred on a highway when one of the vehicles was attempting to merge onto the road, and police continue to investigate the situation in order to determine which party or parties were at fault for the incident.
Specifically, this fatal Oklahoma trucking accident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and State Highway 91 in Bryan County, just south of Colbert and just north of the Red River. The report stated that the police managing the aftermath did not release the names of the parties involved so that their families could be informed of the incident that occurred.
According to the article, witnesses told police officers who were investigating the crash that the big rig that was involved in the crash was attempting to merge onto one of the highways at the intersection. When doing so, the large truck allegedly struck the van. The report further stated that the van was carrying passengers who were seniors.
Based on the statistics kept by the State of Oklahoma, more than 4,500 Oklahoma trucking accidents occur on an annual basis. Of these crashes, nearly 1,300 of them lead to at least one serious injury and 80 of them lead to at least one fatality. The Oklahoma car accident attorneys at Atkins & Markoff hereby ask drivers in the state to exercise extra caution when merging onto a highway environment in hopes that the number of crashes occurring in Oklahoma will be kept down.
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.