Canute, OK (May 9, 2019) – On May 8th, just before 3:00 p.m., Oklahoma Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a collision on Interstate 40.
According to police, a semi and a car were stopped for traffic along the interstate due to a construction zone.
A semi-truck, traveling west along Interstate 40, struck the car and pushed it off the roadway. The semi-truck then struck the other semi, which was waiting behind the car.
The semi-truck driver was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. The driver of the car, who was identified as 70-year-old Greta Cox, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident. The passenger inside the car, as well as the second semi driver, were treated at the scene for minor injuries and released.
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Greta Cox.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims from this crash and hope that everyone will make a full recovery.
Fatal Collisions In Oklahoma
Every year, more than 600 people lose their lives in Oklahoma car accidents. Unfortunately, accidents involving semi-trucks are more likely to result in fatal injuries than accidents involving most other types of vehicles.
When individuals lose their lives in these horrific collisions, they often leave behind grieving families and friends. Not only are surviving relative forced to deal with the emotional consequences of fatal collisions, but they are often forced to cover the costs for funerals, medical expenses, and other damages incurred from the incident.
For over eight decades, attorneys who work at McIntyre Law have helped countless victims and their families get the justice and compensation they deserve. Although we understand that it is difficult for families to decide whether they should file a legal claim against the at-fault driver, our knowledgeable Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys believe families should recover from the wrongful death of a loved one. Contact our law firm today at (405) 917-5250 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.